Bill Webb (webbbi02)
Willie Fred Webb
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut May 15, 1943
- Final Game May 15, 1943
- Born December 12, 1913 in Atlanta, GA USA
- Died June 1, 1994 in Austell, GA USA
Right-hander Bill Webb pitched nine years in professional baseball (1941-1950). Webb had one look at the big leagues with the Philadelphia Blue Jays in 1943. Bill made his debut on May 15th of that year, pitched one inning with no decision, and this was his sum-total for his time in the Show.
Bill spent 1944 with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association, putting up a 10-7 record and a 3.56 ERA while pitching 144 innings. He had another good season in 1947 when he went 22-5 with a 2.40 ERA in 229 innings for the Carrollton Hornets of the class D Georgia-Alabama League. Bill seemed to be getting better as he aged, going 11-6 and 8-4 in his last two seasons in the minors, hanging it up at the age of 36 with a minor league record of 77-46 in 231 outings for a .626 winning percentage.
After baseball Webb retired after 27 years as a fireman for the Atlanta Fire Department. He passed away on June 1, 1994 at the Cobb General Hospital in Austell, GA. Willie Fred Webb was 81 years of age.
- Richard Tellis: Once Around The Bases, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 1998, pp. 58-65.