Military Unit: US Army
Area Served: Unknown
Hubert V “Bert” Simmons was born on May 19, 1924 in
ballplayer in college, Simmons signed with the Baltimore Elite
Giants of the Negro Leagues in 1950. After retiring from
baseball in 1952, he became a teacher in the Baltimore City
School System for 30 years and retired in 1984. For more than 40
years, he coached baseball at the little league, high school and
After his retirement, Simmons opened a small retail store, Simmons, Inc, which sold customized clothing and uniforms for teams, churches, schools and fraternal organizations.
Bert Simmons was
inducted in the North Carolina A&T State University Sports Hall
of Fame in 1978.
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