James Pennington

James Harry Pennington, born March 25th, 1921 in Hot Springs, AR,.1 2 was a Negro baseball player in 1939. He was the brother of Art Pennington.


Pennington was the son of Harry Pennington and Pearl (nee Walker) Pennington.3 4 He attended Langston High School in Hot Springs, AR.

Pennington, a pitcher, played alongside his brother Art with the 1939 Brooklyn Giants, a barnstorming team based out of Memphis, TN.5 He also pitched for the 1947 Purity All-Stars, a semi-pro team in Hot Springs.

Pennington died on September 22nd, 2005 in St. Louis, MO.6 He was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.7
1 Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, 9/25/2005
2 Pennington's WWII draft card (accessed at Fold3.com).
3 Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, 9/25/2005
6 Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, 9/25/2005