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 Claude Preston “Lefty” Williams

Claude Preston “Lefty” Williams

Birth
Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri, USA
Death 4 Nov 1959 (aged 66)
Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA
Memorial ID 2902 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. Born in Aurora, Missouri, he was left handed pitcher making his debut with the Detroit Tigers on September 17, 1913. For seven seasons played with the Detroit Tigers (1913-14) and Chicago White Sox (1923-27). For being convicted as a participant of the 1919 "Black Sox Scandal", he was banned from professional baseball for life by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis. He ended his career with record of 82 wins, 48 loss, 10 shutouts, 5 saves, 515 strikeouts and a 3.13 earned run average. Afterwards, he barnstormed playing in outlaw leagues for a few years and briefly was part of the Copper League or Cactus League. He died at age 66 in Laguna Beach, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 May 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2902
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claude Preston “Lefty” Williams (9 Mar 1893–4 Nov 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2902, citing Melrose Abbey Memorial Park, Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .