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Kirby Higbe
Pitcher
Born: (1915-04-08)April 8, 1915
Columbia, South Carolina
Died: May 6, 1985(1985-05-06) (aged 70)
Columbia, South Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 3, 1937 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 1950 for the New York Giants
Career statistics
Win–loss record 118-101
Earned run average 3.69
Strikeouts 971
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Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star in 1940 and 1946
  • Led NL in wins in 1941 with 22
  • Led NL in strikeouts in 1940 with 137

Walter Kirby Higbe (April 8, 1915 – May 6, 1985) was an American right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball from

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Career

Higbe began his MLB career in 1937 with the Chicago Cubs before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in the middle of the

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After the

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Higbe stayed in Brooklyn until just after the start of the

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While Higbe began the 1947 season with a 2–0 record for the eventual NL champion Dodgers; after his trade to the Pirates he collapsed to 11–17. He was traded during the

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He died in 1985 and was buried in Columbia's Elmwood Cemetery.

In the 2013 film 42, Higbe is portrayed by Brad Beyer.

See also

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