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ART "SUPERMAN" PENNINGTON

ART "SUPERMAN" PENNINGTON AT HIS HOME SIGNING BALLS AND BATS 1/26/06. Born on May 18, 1923 in Memphis, Tenn, Pennington first began playing ball with his father, who taught him how to switch-hit. The change allowed him to develop his bat-handling skills at a young age, making him a Negro League standout by age 23. He played for the Chicago American Giants (1940-46), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1946), Mexican League (1946-50) and then toiled in the minors from 1951 to 1959. He once hit a homer off of Dizzy Dean in an exhibition game. ...(NLBPA.COM)