Kenneth Edward Holcombe (August 23, 1918 – March 15, 2010) A pitcher with potential, 26-year-old Ken Holcombe had a solid rookie season in 1945. He put up sparkling numbers for the Yankees, pitching a total of 55 innings with a 3–3 record and an excellent 1.79 ERA. Unfortunately, Holcombe developed bursitis and was plagued with arm woes for the rest of his career. He went from the Yanks, to the Reds, to the White Sox, to the Browns, before ending his career with the Red Sox. His best year was 1951 when, as a starter for the Chicago White Sox, he won 11 games with a nice 3.78 ERA. Around his Major League stints, Holcombe toiled in the minors for 14 years, compiling a 133–112 record before retiring in 1954. After baseball, he returned home to North Carolina and worked as a textile manufacturing supervisor. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 91.