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David Barnhill was a right-handed pitcher with a unique style and immense control born October 30, 1914 in Greenville, NC. Barnhill signed with the Miami Giants in 1936 and joined the New York Cubans in 1941. Though never given the opportunity, Barnhill hoped to be the first black player to try out for a major league team. He led the Cubans to win the Negro World Series, and led the New York Giants Triple-A team to the 1950 pennant.