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Interview Date

January 16, 2003

Profession

Category:
SportsMakers
Occupation(s):
Baseball Player

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black and Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Nassau, Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
If I Knew Better, I’d Do Better

Birthplace

Born:
8/26/1926
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Interview Date

January 16, 2003

Profession

Category:
SportsMakers
Occupation(s):
Baseball Player

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black and Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Nassau, Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
If I Knew Better, I’d Do Better

Birthplace

Born:
8/26/1926
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Al Spearman was born on August 26, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. Spearman was a member of an amateur baseball team when some friends asked him to join Chicago's Negro League team, the Chicago American Giants. He was a pitcher for the American Giants from 1949-51 in addition to serving as an outfielder in a few games for the Kansas City Monarchs. After leaving the Negro Leagues, Spearman played baseball in Mexico, Canada, and Japan- where he was one of four Americans in the Pacific League. Spearman retired from baseball in 1959 to become a salesperson for the 7-Up Bottling Company. Spearman lived in Chicago. Spearman passed away on January 14, 2016.

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