Position: Shortstop/Third Base
Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: United States
Henry “Hank” Presswood
was born on October 7, 1921 in Electric Mills,
Presswood served with the Army from February 1945 to 1947, then returned briefly to the Denkman All-Stars before joining the Cleveland Buckeyes of the Negro League. In 1952, his last year in the Negro Leagues, Presswood played for the Kansas City Monarchs.
When his baseball career was over, he played fast-pitch softball at Inland Steel, where he was employed for 30 years.
He was “drafted” by the Chicago White Sox in the
Negro Leagues Player
Draft, held prior to the Major League draft at Disney's Wide
World of Sports Complex in
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