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Joseph Williams (Smokey Joe or Cyclone)
Born: April 6, 1885 in Seguin, TX
Died: February 25, 1951 in New York, NY
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1999.
View Smokey Joe Williams Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
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Probably the greatest pitcher in the history of baseball. At age 44, struck out 27 (!) Kansas City Monarchs for a 1-0 victory. Beat Satchel Paige 1-0 the only time they faced each other. "A sure 30-game winner had he played in the majors" --Ty Cobb