RIP Harold Gould, Pitcher for Philadelphia Stars of the Negro Leagues

Harold Gould, who pitched for the Philadelphia Stars of the Negro Leagues from 1946 to 1948, died Friday morning at the age of 88. He went 14-3 his rookie year, and over the last 10 years had been honored annually by the Phillies on Jackie Robinson day. “As a baseball player, he will not be remembered so much for the color of his skin but how he played the game and the content of his character,” said his son, Harold Gould Jr. “He’s been called bad things but it never ignited a fight or rage in him. But it ignited him to play better. People will remember my father as a low key, high-class quality man.” []