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Wallace Ignatius "Bucky" Williams
Birth: Dec. 15, 1906
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 2009
Penn Hills
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Negro League Professional Baseball Player. He was a third basemann and shortstop for both of the Pittsburgh Negro teams. Raised in Pittsburgh from infancy, he joined the Pittsburgh Crawfords in 1928, staying with them until a brief sojurn with the Homestead Grays in 1936 (where he was a teammate of the legendary Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige) before rejoining the Crawfords until they went out of business in 1939. After leaving the Negro Leagues, he played semipro baseball and umpired while working for the Edgar Thompson Steel Works until his 1971 retirement. At his death, Mr. Williams was the second oldest veteran of Negro baseball; he was an honorary member of the Negro League Hall of Fame, an active member of the Josh Gibson Foundation, and a regular at Negro League reunions. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
Calvary Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Nov 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44614726
Wallace Ignatius Bucky Williams
Added by: Bob Hufford
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