Joe Williams

Joe Williams
Birthdate 4/6/1885
Death Date 3/12/1946
Debut Year
Year of Induction 1999
Teams Negro Leagues
Position Pitcher

Joe Williams debuted in the Negro Leagues in 1905 and won 115 games in his first 5 seasons. He was never allowed to play in the big leagues.

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Negro Leaguer Joe Williams was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999; his autograph is not in the collection

Negro Leaguer Joe Williams was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999; his autograph is not in the collection

One of the greatest pitchers regardless of league, Joe Williams was voted the greatest Negro League pitcher. Williams debuted in 1905 and pitched until age 46. On August 7, 1930, at age 44, he struck out 27 Kansas City Monarchs in a 1-0, 12-inning victory. KC pitcher Chet Brewer fanned 19 himself. T

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