Seattle baseball fans bid farewell to Herb Simpson, the last of the Seattle Steelheads Negro League entry, who died last week in New Orleans at 94.
Author: Ryan Whirty
The first African-American pro baseball player wasn’t Jackie Robinson. Mariners third-base coach Rich Donnelly knows all about his fellow Steubenville, Ohio, alum.
Herb Simpson, 93, returns this weekend to Seattle, where he played for the Negro Leagues’ Steelheads for their two-month lives in 1946.