Sam Kimber

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Samuel Jackson Kimber

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sam Kimber was a rookie at age 31 in 1884 when he went 18-20 for the Brooklyn Atlantics, and then pitched in only one more game after that. A notable performance in 1884 was when he pitched a ten-inning no-hitter in a tie game on October 4.

Kimber was one of two regular starters for the Atlantics, the other being another rookie, 19-year-old Adonis Terry.

Kimber later played in 1887 for Wheeling of the Ohio State League, an integrated team that also featured Sol White. A photo of the team can be found here.

The SABR biography says that he pitched for amateur and semi-pro clubs for years before his major league days, and after baseball he worked as a watchman.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1884)

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