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Hubert Simmons

Hubert V. Simmons
Nickname: Bert

Career: 1950-1951
Positions: p, of
Team: Baltimore Elite Giants
Born: May 19, 1924, Tarboro, North Carolina

In 1950 he pitched 3 games and won his only decision with the Baltimore Elite Giants, when the franchise had joined the Negro American League and was struggling to survive the loss of players to organized baseball.

Baseball Career Highlights:
"I participated in a four-team, doubleheader at the Polo Grounds, in New York City. The teams were the Newark Eagles, New York Cubans, Homestead Grays and Baltimore Elite Giants. I had an opportunity to meet and play against the legends of the game."

Professional/Personal Accomplishments:
"After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, I returned home and earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from North Carolina A&T College, in Greensboro. I was a teacher in the Baltimore City School System for 30 years and retired in 1984. For more than 40 years, I coached baseball at the little league, high school and college levels."

"When I retired, I opened a small retail store, Simmons, Inc. which sells customized clothing, uniforms, etc., for teams, churches, schools and fraternal organizations. In addition, I am a member of the Lochearn Presbyterian Church, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the James Moshei Associates Little League."

Awards, Honors, Titles, Championships,
Schools, Colleges:

• All Conference Honors - 1946-1949
• North Carolina A&T State University Sports Hall of Fame
   Inductee - 1978
• Little League Championship Awards
• High School Championship Awards
• "Manager of the Year" Awards
• Cited by Sororities/Fraternities for Community Service
• Recognized by the Mayor of the City of Baltimore (Maryland)
   for Outstanding Community Service

NLBM Legacy 2000 Players' Reunion Alumni Book
, Kansas City Missouri: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc., 2000.

James A. Riley, The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues, New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1994.

Hubert V. Simmons photo

Hubert Simmons