David James Latter, Jr.
January 5, 1922
October 28, 2000
Leslie High School - Michigan (High School)
1946-47 Detroit Gems (NBL)
1947-48 St. Joseph Outlaws (PBLA)
1948-49 Detroit Vagabond Kings (NBL)
From Leslie, Michigan, Latter was a minor league pitching prospect who signed with the Detroit Tigers. He left the team to join the U.S. Army for World War 2, where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. After the war, he resumed his baseball career as well as playing professional basketball. In baseball, he never made it higher than AA ball in the Yankees' organization.
Minor League Baseball Stats