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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Charlie Williams gave Steve Garvey his only career ejection in 1986

Charlie Williams gave Steve Garvey his only career ejection in 1986

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
Bart Giamatti handed down Pete Rose's lifetime ban; both signed this check

Bart Giamatti handed down Pete Rose's lifetime ban; both signed this check

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

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