Ernie Nimmons Obituary, Death – On November 18th, Ernie Nimmons, a former player for the Negro League who had reached the age of 92, passed away. Nimmons’s career in the Negro League had spanned nearly a century. Nimmons had been active in the Negro Leagues in the past and participated in their activities. The text that is presented here was taken from an article that was included in a press release about Nimmons that was distributed by the campaign for Sherrod Brown to be elected to the Senate. The text that is presented here was taken from an article that was included in a press release about Nimmons.
Brown stated that many professional baseball players, including Mr. Nimmons, had a history of squandering many years of their careers in relative obscurity, and that this was a pattern that continued with Mr. Nimmons. They were not allowed to pursue opportunities in baseball due to the color barrier, despite the fact that these opportunities should have been open to them given their skills and talents. These opportunities should have been open to them given their skills and talents. The time has long since come for those who were a part of the Negro League to receive the respect and acknowledgment that should be theirs by right.
Nimmons, who was born in Sandusky, spent his time playing first base and outfield for the Indianapolis Clowns, the Philadelphia Stars, and the Kansas City Monarchs in that order during his career in professional baseball. Nimmons was from Sandusky. Nimmons pitched for the Philadelphia Stars at one point in his career. Nimmons was a member of the band known as the Clowns in the year 1952, and during that time, he shared a room with Hank Aaron, who was also a member of the Clowns band at the time.
Nimmons joined the armed forces of the United States upon the expiration of the term of his employment contract. Afterward, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical Institute. Nimmons started his career at Ford Motor Company in Avon Lake immediately following the completion of his high school education. He remained with the company until the time of his retirement. Since he has now left this world for good, my deepest condolences go out to his family and friends, and I pray that he is finally able to find the peace he so richly deserved.