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I am researching a biography of Roy John Luebbe, an Omaha native who played major league baseball in 1925. Do you have any sources about Mr. Luebbe?

Luella was born in 1900 in Parkersburg IA and his family moved to Omaha in the first decade of 20th c. His father was a butcher and later owned a grocery store. His older brother worked for GE and his twin brother Ray became counsel and V-P of GE. I have found several articles in the Omaha papers about Luebbe's playing days, but never found his obituary. I would also like to know if a local historian has written about major league ballplayers from Omaha and may have included Luebbe. Thanks for any assistance you can lend. David A. Jepsen
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Here is the obituary for Roy John Luebbe, found in the OPL database of the Omaha World Herald. 

Roy Luebbe Dies; Ex - Major Leaguer

Omaha World-Herald (NE) - August 22, 1985Browse Issues
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Funeral services are scheduled at 10:30 Friday morning for Roy Luebbe, a former major league baseball player who died Wednesday at the age of 84.

Services will be held at the Crosby - Kunold - Burket Farnam chapel.

Luebbe, born in Parkersburg, Iowa, spent the last two years in a Papillion nursing home. He played as a catcher for the Omaha Western Leaguers, but in 1924, according to one account, club president Barney Burch traded Luebbe and teammate P.J. Wilder to St. Joseph, Mo., for an airplane.

Luebbe was later bought by the New York Yankees and played on the 1925 squad that included such greats as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Luebbe went on to work as a superintendent for General Electric in Omaha.

Luebbe's survivors include his wife, Pearl; daughter, Beverly Ryan; son, Richard; sister, Selma MacAlpine, and brothers, Ray and Carl.
While I wasn't able to find any books or direct research written about Luebbe, I did discover a professor at UNO who has done a lot of research about Baseball and Omaha.  He might be a good contact to call upon.  His name is Dave Ogden, assistant professor in UNO's School of Communication, is making a name for himself among baseball researchers. 
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