Rube Currie

Baseball Player

1898 –

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Who is Rube Currie?

George Reuben "Rube" Currie was an American pitcher and manager in Negro league baseball. Born in Kansas City Missouri, Currie actually made his debut for the Chicago Union Giants in 1919 before coming back to his hometown to star for the Kansas City Monarchs.

Newspaper references of the day often spelled his last name "Currie" however, historians believe his name was actually spelled "Curry" he was also nicknamed "Black Snake" or "King."

Known for his curveball and control, Currie is rated among one of the best pitchers of his day, and played in all four of the Negro World Series.

Currie managed in later years, coaching the East team in the 1936 East-West game.

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Born
Oct 10, 1898
Kansas City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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