08 February 2015

newt kimball, dodger double dipper

newt kimball was one of the players on the sheet of cards in the 1990 target dodger giveaway set that i posted this morning.
while preparing that post, i learned that kimball was a dodger double dipper.

[this is the ninety-first installment in the double dippers posts.  here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daaleric young, nick willhitechris gwynn, mickey hatcherdave anderson, don zimmerrafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike madduxjon garland, chan ho parkvicente romogene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moellerdioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirleyrandy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaverted sizemore,  orel hershisertom goodwinjoe fergusoneddie murraymatt lukeken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grotedon suttonralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessensguillermo motajoe beckwithjamie hoffmannbabe hermanjoe medwickjuan castroron perranoskiclyde kingpaul wanerhughie jenningsron negray, broadway aleck smithgeorge smith, johnny cooney, jim faireyfrenchy bordagaraydoc casey, waite hoytluis olmoclyde sukeforthwillie keeler,  harry howellgermany smithjohnny allenmarv rackleybobo newsom, maury wills, dazzy vance, ray hayworthzack taylorjohn croninart herringbrian falkenborgbill reidy, john andersonvito tamulis, wally hood, jim bruske, bill dahlen, patsy donovanjamey wright, watty clarkandy messersmith, and rocky nelson.]

kimball was with the dodgers for the start of the 1940 season, and pitched in 21 games for them (all in relief) before his contract was purchased by the cardinals.  he finished the season in saint louis (pitching in two games including one start), but had his contract bought back by the dodgers in april of 1941.  in his return to brooklyn which lasted into the 1943 season, kimball was 6-2 with 34 appearances.

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