From BR Bullpen
Wilfred Hillard Culmer
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 210 lb.
- High School C.C. Sweeting High School
- Debut April 12, 1983
- Final Game May 1, 1983
- Born November 11, 1957 in Nassau, Bahamas
- Died November 14, 2003 in Nassau, Bahamas
 Biographical Information
Outfielder Wil Culmer hit .369 with the Peninsula Pilots in 1980 to win the Carolina League batting title. He also hit 18 homers for the club. The Philadelphia Phillies traded him along with Jerry Reed and Leroy Smith to the Cleveland Indians at the end of the 1982 season. They received John Denny in return, who helped them win the 1983 National League pennant.
Known as "Sudgy" at home, he was the fifth of six major-leaguers to date from the Bahamas. The gap between him and Antoan Richardson, the next player from the country to play in the majors, was more than 28 years - Richardson's mother was expecting her baby when Culmer's action with the Tribe ended. Culmer died of a hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage in 2003.