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A Kentucky Yankee

Richmond, Kentucky’s Earle Combs played for the New York Yankees from 1924 to 1935. Combs was known for his speed and outstanding defensive abilities in center field, which earned him the nickname “The Kentucky Colonel.” He was a key player on the legendary Yankees teams of the 1920s and early 1930s. Combs was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.

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