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Bumpus, Earl

(born: 1914  -  died: 1985) 

Earl Bumpus was born in Uniontown, KY. He was a left-handed pitcher for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1944, switching mid-season to the Birmingham Black Barons, with whom his career ended in 1948. Bumpus played his entire baseball career in the Negro Leagues.

For more see H. J. Rothgerber, Jr., "Home-grown Kentuckians in the Negro Leagues: what role did 'black baseball' play in the region's diamond history?" in A Celebration of Louisville baseball in the major and minor leagues, SABR 27, Society for American Baseball Research, Souvenir Edition; Earl Bumpus at Baseball-Reference.com; and Earl Bumpus at Seamheads Negro League website.

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“Bumpus, Earl,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 20, 2024, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/1367.

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