• Athlete
  • Baseball
  • 2015

Kentucky native, early career with professional West Baden Sprudels … moved with team and manager to form strong Indianapolis ABC team in Negro American League, playing with and against all-time greats Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston …7-time Negro League All-Star, 2-time MVP in division … on consideration list when Negro League players were chosen for induction into Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame … … career batting average .327 … ABC’s barnstormed throughout U.S., Hawaii, Cuba, Japan – often against white major leaguers in off-season exhibitions …native of Lebanon, Ky., moved to Bloomington with father before 1900 census, lived in Bloomington rest of life … H-T obituary June 7, 1962, listed age of 69, address of 811 N. Monroe … burial in unmarked grave alongside wife Lula at Rose Hill Cemetery … community fund drive in 2014 financed markers for both Shivelys, eight others in plot.