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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " JIMMIE LYONS " WAS A BASEBALL PLAYER IN THE NEGRO LEAGUES AND WAS A PITCHER AND OUTFIELDER : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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 Jimmie Lyons


James Henry "Jimmie" Lyons
Pitcher / Utility / Manager
Born: November 6, 1892
Indianapolis, Indiana
Died: October 10, 1963 (aged 70)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: LeftThrew: Left
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James Henry 'Jimmie' Lyons (born in Chicago, Illinois – November 6, 1892 – October 10, 1963) was a baseball player in the Negro Leagues.[5] He pitched and played outfield and between 1910 to 1925. He played for the Brooklyn Royal GiantsChicago Giants,Lincoln GiantsSt. Louis Giants,[1] and Detroit Stars. He is the brother of Bennie Lyons, another baseball player who played for theWest Baden Sprudels and Indianapolis ABCs.
When the Negro National League formed in 1920, Lyons signed himself to the Detroit Stars. He played there for one year, then went back to play for the Chicago American Giants.
While many baseball researchers list Lyons as a right-handed hitter or even a right-handed thrower, most newspaper accounts show he was a southpaw.[3]
Lyons served in the military during World War I.

Death

Lyons died in Chicago in October 1963.