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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
Favorite Quote:
N/A

Birthplace

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

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
Favorite Quote:
N/A

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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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Henry Presswood's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Henry Presswood lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Henry Presswood talks about his parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Henry Presswood talks about his maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Henry Presswood talks about his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Henry Presswood shares his earliest memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Henry Presswood talks about moving to Birmingham, Alabama after serving in the United States Army
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Henry Presswood reflects on his experiences in school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Henry Presswood reminisces about his favorite teachers
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Henry Presswood talks about his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Henry Presswood talks about his introduction to baseball
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Henry Presswood reflects on things he enjoyed as a child
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Henry Presswood describes his Christian upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Henry Presswood recounts his life in Mississippi after he left school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Henry Presswood recalls his early experiences playing baseball
  • Tape: 1 Story: 16 - Henry Presswood talks about his father's passing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 17 - Henry Presswood describes his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 18 - Henry Presswood reminisces about his father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Henry Presswood shares memories of Jackie Robinson
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Henry Presswood shares his childhood memories, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Henry Presswood shares his childhood memories, pt.2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Henry Presswood describes his parents' personalities and who he takes after
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Henry Presswood describes his childhood community, pt.1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Henry Presswood describes his childhood community, pt.2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Henry Presswood talks about his service in the United States Army
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Henry Presswood talks about his early baseball career, pt.1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Henry Presswood talks about his early baseball career, pt.2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Henry Presswood recalls playing in the Negro Baseball League
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Henry Presswood shares memories about playing in the Negro League with the Kansas City Monarchs, pt.1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Henry Presswood reflects on the end of the Negro Baseball League, pt.1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Henry Presswood shares memories about playing in the Negro Baseball League with the Kansas City Monarchs
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Henry Presswood reminisces about playing with the Cleveland Buckeyes
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Henry Presswood shares memories about the Satchel Paige
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Henry Presswood reflects on the end of the Negro Baseball League
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Henry Presswood shares memories from playing in the Negro Baseball League
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Henry Presswood shares his thoughts about changes in baseball players throughout the years
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Henry Presswood talks about the interest in the Negro Baseball League
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Henry Presswood reminisces about other Negro Baseball League players
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Henry Presswood talks about his life after he retired from the Negro Baseball League
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Henry Presswood shares his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Henry Presswood reflects on his legacy