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Willie Wells

Willie James Wells Sr. (The Devil)

Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: August 10, 1905 in Austin, Texas, US
Died: January 22, 1989 in Austin, Texas, US
High School: L. C. Anderson HS (Austin, TX)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1997.
   View Willie Wells Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Minor League Stats

Negro Leagues Batting

19241818.02 Teams2 LgsNgM-Non1621512444123128010.291.335.430.766651
192418St. LouisINDPNon1621512444123128010.291.335.430.766651
192418St. LouisNNLNgM1621512444123128010.291.335.430.766651
192519St. LouisNNLNgM3212706075147610842.278.375.448.8231219
192620St. LouisNNLNgM2231833560113720336.328.438.536.974984
192721St. LouisNNLNgM2432395381151162730.339.339.611.9501464
192822St. LouisNNLNgM3603268411928623401427.365.414.6991.1132287
19292323.02 Teams1 LgNgM312261739313719621842.356.446.6781.1241779
192923Chicago,St. LouisNNLNgM312261739313719621842.356.446.6781.1241779
193024St. LouisNNLNgM21018160761801029726.420.493.6851.1781243
193125St. LouisNNLNgM3735612210131.343.361.457.818161
19322626.03 Teams2 LgsNon-NgM159144243955212213.271.331.417.748602
193226Kansas CityINDPNon159144243955212213.271.331.417.748602
19373131.02 Teams1 LgNgM95932327112622.290.305.387.692360
19453939.02 Teams1 LgNgM776710196001118.284.360.373.733252
194539Newark,New York Black YankeesNNLNgM776710196001118.284.360.373.733252
19464040.02 Teams1 LgNgM14413514407112519.296.340.385.725520
194640Baltimore,New York Black YankeesNNLNgM14413514407112519.296.340.385.725520
22 Seasons314428246299051664710035390271.320.380.519.899146549
Non (2 seasons)Non3212954883178340223.281.333.424.7571253
NgM (22 seasons)NgM314428246299051664710035390271.320.380.519.899146549

Negro Leagues Pitching

1 Season000.000000.20000000.0000.00.00.0

Teams Played For

192418St. Louis GiantsIndependent NegroNon
192418St. Louis StarsNegro National LeagueNgM
192519St. Louis StarsNegro National LeagueNgM
192620St. Louis StarsNegro National LeagueNgM
192721St. Louis StarsNegro National LeagueNgM
192822St. Louis StarsNegro National LeagueNgM
192923St. Louis StarsNegro National LeagueNgM
192923Chicago American GiantsNegro National LeagueNgM
193024St. Louis StarsNegro National LeagueNgM
193125St. Louis StarsNegro National LeagueNgM
193226Homestead GraysEast-West LeagueNgM
193226Detroit WolvesEast-West LeagueNgM
193226Kansas City MonarchsIndependent NegroNon
193327Chicago American GiantsNegro National LeagueNgM
193428Chicago American GiantsNegro National LeagueNgM
193529Chicago American GiantsNegro National LeagueNgM
193630Newark EaglesNegro National LeagueNgM
193731Homestead GraysNegro National LeagueNgM
193731Newark EaglesNegro National LeagueNgM
193832Newark EaglesNegro National LeagueNgM
193933Newark EaglesNegro National LeagueNgM
194034Veracruz AzulesMexican LeagueInd
194135Birmingham Black BaronsNegro American LeagueNgM
194135Veracruz AzulesMexican LeagueInd
194236Newark EaglesNegro National LeagueNgM
194337Tampico AlijadoresMexican LeagueInd
194438Mexico City Diablos RojosMexican LeagueInd
194438Veracruz AzulesMexican LeagueInd
194539New York Black YankeesNegro National LeagueNgM
194539Newark EaglesNegro National LeagueNgM
194640New York Black YankeesNegro National LeagueNgM
194640Baltimore Elite GiantsNegro National LeagueNgM
194741Indianapolis ClownsNegro American LeagueNgM
194842Memphis Red SoxNegro American LeagueNgM

Sabr ID: 50cc542d

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Details about our NLB Data


This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

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The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

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Details about our NLB Data