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 Joseph “Smokey Joe” Williams

Joseph “Smokey Joe” Williams

Birth
Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas, USA
Death 25 Feb 1951 (aged 64)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section D, Lot 543, Site 8
Memorial ID 4955 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Seguin, Texas, he was a dominant right handed pitcher in the Negro Leagues for 27 seasons. From 1905 to 1932, he played for 13 teams to include the Austin Black Senators, Chicago Giants, New York Lincoln Giants, Homestead Grays and Detroit Wolves. In 1914, he won 41 games with 3 losses and strike out 27 batters in a single extra-inning game against the Kansas City Monarchs. Also in 1914, he struck out 20 batters for the win in an exhibition game with the National League New York Giants. After his retirement, the New York Giants honored him with a "Smokey Joe Williams Day" at the Polo Grounds in 1950. He died in New York City and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July 1999.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 31 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4955
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph “Smokey Joe” Williams (6 Apr 1886–25 Feb 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4955, citing Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .