Ernest Judson “Boojum” Wilson

Ernest Judson “Boojum” Wilson

Birth
Remington, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Death 24 Jun 1963 (aged 69)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 43, Lot 1114
Memorial ID 8154103 · View Source
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Negro Leagues Baseball Player. Born in Remington, Virginia, he was nicknamed "Boojum" because that was the noise his line drives made when they hit the outfield walls. After serving in US Army during World War I, he joined the Baltimore Black Sox as an infielder in 1922. For 24 seasons, he played for the Baltimore Black Sox (1922-30), Homestead Greys (1931, 1940-45), Pittsburgh Crawfords in 1932 and Philadelphia Stars (1933-39). He was one of the Negro leagues' most powerful hitters ranking in the top five with a .351 lifetime batting average. He died at age 69 in Washington D.C. and was posthumously elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: David Vincent
  • Added: 4 Dec 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8154103
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Judson “Boojum” Wilson (28 Feb 1894–24 Jun 1963), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8154103, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .