Charlie Williams

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Birthdate 12/20/1943
Death Date 9/11/2005
Debut Year 1978
Year of Induction
Teams MLB, National League
Position Umpire

Charlie Williams was the first African American umpire to work the plate in a World Series contest. He also umpired Tom Seaver’s only no-hitter.

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NL check endorsed by Charlie Williams, the first African American umpire to work the plate in a World Series

NL check endorsed by Charlie Williams, the first African American umpire to work the plate in a World Series

Charlie Williams was involved in sports all his life. An All-American football player at Long Beach City College, Williams forged a career in professional sports as a Major League Baseball umpire. In his rookie year Williams umpired Tom Seaver’s only no-hitter. Along the way Williams worked A
Front of the check with autographs of Bart Giamatti and Pete Rose endorsed by Charlie Williams

Front of the check with autographs of Bart Giamatti and Pete Rose endorsed by Charlie Williams

Though Charlie Williams endorsed the back of the check, it’s the front that holds the most interest. Made out on the account of The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, it provides payment for Spring Training games Williams umpired in 1987. Signed by Bart Giamatti in his capacity of National League President, the check

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