Jud Wilson

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Ernest Judson Wilson

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 190 lbs.

Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2006

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jud Wilson played for the Baltimore Black Sox (1922-1930), the Homestead Grays (1931-1932, 1940-1945) and the Philadelphia Stars (1933-1939). He also played six seasons in the Cuban Winter League. A veteran of World War I, he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Wilson is the oldest player to hit a home run in a major-league game. At Yankee Stadium on September 23, 1945, Wilson homered off Cleveland Buckeyes pitcher George Jefferson at the age of 49 years, 206 days.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 3-time NNL All-Star (1933-1935)
  • 2-time ECL Batting Average Leader (1927 & 1928)
  • 2-time ECL On-Base Percentage Leader (1926 & 1928)
  • ECL Slugging Percentage Leader (1927)
  • 2-time League Total Bases Leader (1927/ECL & 1935/NNL)
  • 2-time ECL Doubles Leader (1927 & 1928)
  • NNL Bases on Balls Leader (1939)
  • ECL Stolen Bases Leader (1926)
  • Won two Negro World Series with the Homestead Grays in 1943 and 1944
  • Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 2006

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1932 Homestead Grays East-West League 22-20 -- Homestead Grays Replaced by Cum Posey
1937 Philadelphia Stars Negro National League 30-32 3rd Philadelphia Stars
1938 Philadelphia Stars Negro National League 42-33 2nd Philadelphia Stars
1939 Philadelphia Stars Negro National League 11-17 -- Philadelphia Stars Replaced by Jake Dunn

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