Jud Wilson

Jud Wilson
Birthdate 2/28/1896
Death Date 6/24/1963
Debut Year 1922
Year of Induction 2006
Teams Negro Leagues
Position Third Base

Jud Wilson, a 5’8″ 195 pound bear of a man was one of the strongest, most feared, and ill-tempered players in the history of baseball.

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Negro Leaguer Jud Wilson was elected to the Hall in 2006; his autograph is not in the collection.

Negro Leaguer Jud Wilson was elected to the Hall in 2006; his autograph is not in the collection.

Major League Baseball now recognizes Negro League statistics. The ledger for Jud Wilson’s career shows a .352 lifetime average, .435 on-base percentage, and .527 slugging percentage. Wilson was a star of two countries, and earned two batting crowns. In 1927 in the Eastern Colored League he hit
2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum yearbook with Jud Wilson on the cover

2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum yearbook with Jud Wilson on the cover

In 2005, the Hall of Fame put together a special screening committee. Their charge was to find people associated with the Negro Leagues who were most deserving of induction. An original list of 94 nominees was cut to 29 candidates and finally 17 new members of the Hall of Fame to be inducted. in 200

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