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 Victor Gazaway “Vic” Willis

Victor Gazaway “Vic” Willis

Birth
Cecil County, Maryland, USA
Death 4 Aug 1947 (aged 71)
Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland, USA
Burial Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 18831 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Cecil County, Maryland, he was nicknamed "The Delaware Peach" making his debut as a right handed pitcher for the Boston Beaneaters on April 20, 1898. For 13 seasons he played with the Boston Beaneaters (1898-1905), Pittsburgh Pirates (1906-09) and St. Louis Cardinals in 1910. Known for his sweeping curve ball, he ended his career with a record of 249 wins, 207 loss, 388 complete games, 50 shutouts, 1651 strikeouts, a 2.63 eraned run average and was the last pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 19th century. He died at age 71 in Elkton, Maryland, and was posthumously elected into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 14 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18831
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Victor Gazaway “Vic” Willis (12 Apr 1876–4 Aug 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18831, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .