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William P. Drake
Birth: Jun. 8, 1895
Pettis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1977
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Professional Negro League baseball player. Nicknamed "Plunk" because he kept batters alert, "Big Bill" was a trick ball pitcher for several teams from 1914 to 1930. He played for the 1915 Tennessee Rats, the 1915 All Nations, the 1918-21 St. Louis Giants, the 1922 and 1930 St. Louis Stars, the 1922-1928 Kansas City Monarchs, the 1926 Indianapolis ABC's, the 1926 Dayton Marcos, the 1926 Memphis Red Sox and the 1927 Detroit Stars. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section J Grave 6114
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Sep 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11682689
William P. Drake
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William P. Drake
Added by: Connie Nisinger
William P. Drake
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