Born: April 8, 1915|
Columbia, South Carolina
Died: May 6, 1985 (aged 70)|
Columbia, South Carolina
|October 3, 1937 for the Chicago Cubs|
Last MLB appearance
|July 7, 1950 for the New York Giants|
|Earned run average||3.69|
Career highlights and awards
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- REDIRECT Template:Baseball year season, Higbe joined the United States Army. Initially assigned to the military police, he soon received training as a rifleman and saw combat in Germany. In 1945, Higbe and his fellow soldiers went to the Philippines; however, when they arrived there, they learned that Japan had surrendered. Nonetheless, he stayed in Manila until March 1946, at which point he finally returned to the United States. That year, he posted a 17–8 record and made his second All-Star appearance (where he gave up a home run to Ted Williams), but the Dodgers lost the National League pennant to the eventual world champion St. Louis Cardinals.
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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Library: Kirby Higbe
- The Baseball Biography Project: Kirby Higbe
- Kirby Higbe at Find a Grave
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