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Kemp Wicker

Born: Aug 13, 1906

Death: Jun 11, 1973

Birthplace: Kernersville

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Kemp Wicker

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1906
Date of Death : Jun 11, 1973
Birth Place : Kernersville

Kemp Caswell Wicker was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees from 1936 to 1938 and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1941. Whicker was born in Kernersville, North Carolina to Jasper Newton and Alice Crews Whicker. He played collegiately at North Carolina State University. He is most known for pitching one inning in the 1937 World Series for the Yankees. After retirement he managed in the minor leagues. He died in Kernersville of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at age 66, the same disease that claimed his teammate Lou Gehrig and Yankee great Catfish Hunter.

Profession


  • Baseball player
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