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Interview Date

November 6, 2003

Profession

Category:
SportsMakers
Occupation(s):
Baseball Player

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue, Brown, Gray
Favorite Food:
Sweet Potato Pie, Candied Yams
Favorite Time of Year:
All Seasons
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Charlotte, North Carolina

Birthplace

Born:
10/7/1921
Birth Location:
Electric Mills, Mississippi

Interview Date

November 6, 2003

Profession

Category:
SportsMakers
Occupation(s):
Baseball Player

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue, Brown, Gray
Favorite Food:
Sweet Potato Pie, Candied Yams
Favorite Time of Year:
All Seasons
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Charlotte, North Carolina

Birthplace

Born:
10/7/1921
Birth Location:
Electric Mills
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Biography

Henry Presswood was born on October 7, 1921, in Electric Mills, Mississippi. From 1948-52 Presswood played shortstop and third baseman in the Negro Leagues. During his time in the Leagues, Presswood starred for both the Cleveland Buckeyes and the Kansas City Monarchs.

After leaving professional baseball, Presswood went to work at Inland Steel, where he played fast-pitch softball. He won several trophies and also a good sportsmanship award. Presswood retired from Inland Steel after more than thirty years of employment.

Presswood passed away on December 27, 2014 at the age of 93.

Henry Presswood was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on November 6, 2003.

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