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Vada Edward Pinson, Jr. (August 11, 1938 – October 21, 1995) was a MLB baseball player and coach from Oakland.

Pinson was born in Tennessee, but his family moved to Oakland when he was a child. He attended McClymonds High School. Although he played outfield in the majors, he was skilled pitcher during his high school days, and was an OAL All-Star in 1956. 3 In addition to playing for McClymonds, Pinson played for the E. Bercovich & Son team in the Bushrod Winter Baseball League. 4

While playing for the Cincinnati Reds, he was teammates with fellow McClymonds grad Frank Robinson.

1954 2

1966 1

Links and References

  1. OAL Drive Gets Praise From Vada Oakland Tribune August 25, 1966
  2. Local All-Starts in Ruth Playoff Oakland Tribune August 4, 1954
  3. Knights Place Three on Team; Warriors Get Two Oakland Tribune June 8, 1956
  4. Bercovich Nine Captures Lead in Rose Loop Oakland Tribune December 11, 1956