Hod Kibbie

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Horace Kent Kibbie

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Hod Kibbie played baseball seven years from 1922 to 1928, 3 in college, 5 in the minors and a cup of coffee in the Major Leagues. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II (BN).

He played in 11 games in the infield for the Boston Braves in 1925. He was a physician with a general practice of medicine in Fort Worth, TX from 1933 until shortly before his death. For many years he was the company doctor for the Fort Worth city employees and for the Santa Fe Railway. He died at age 72 and is buried at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

". . . a cutesy name somebody called you when you were a baby. That must be how these guys got their names: Deedle Moran, Waddy MacPhee, Deeby Foss, Za Za Harvey, Bubbles Hargrave, Pumpsie Green, Tookie Gilbert, Gink Hendrick, Ubbo Ubbo Hornung, Hod Kibbie, Puddin’ Head Jones, Peek-A-Boo Veach and Chippy Gaw." - from an L.A. Times article, July 11, 1988, although several major leaguers named 'Hod' all had the given name of 'Horace'

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