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Submitted photo FAMILY TIES: Art Pennington and his cousin, Linda Pennington Black, spent time visiting at his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Though a bit of his baseball memorabilia hangs on the wall behind him, most items were lost when his house flooded in 2008.

Submitted photo FAMILY TIES: Art Pennington and his cousin, Linda Pennington Black, spent time visiting at his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Though a bit of his baseball memorabilia hangs on the wall behind him, most items were lost when his house flooded in 2008.

Baseball's Pennington to be remembered at service today

By Lorien E. Dahl The Sentinel-Record
This article was published January 11, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Before Art "Superman" Pennington's career in professional baseball, he was a Hot Springs resident and attended Langston High School. After playing around the United States and in Latin America, he settled in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where, at the age of 93, he died Jan. 4.

Submitted photo TEAM PLAYER: This image of Art Pennington wearing his Chicago American Giants jersey was provided by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum...

Submitted photo TOP PLAYER: This image of a signed card released by Topps in 2009 was provided by Linda Pennington Black.

Submitted photo BATTER UP: This trading card featuring Art Pennington is part of his cousin's personal collection.

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