William P. Drake

William P. Drake

Birth
Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, USA
Death 30 Oct 1977 (aged 82)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section J Grave 6114
Memorial ID 11682689 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 4 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11682689
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William P. Drake (8 Jun 1895–30 Oct 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11682689, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .