Winfield Scott Welch
also listed as Wingfield Welch
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5'10", Weight 150 lbs.
- Debut 1941
- Final Game 1941
- Born September 9, 1899 in Napoleonville, LA USA
- Died March 2, 1980 in Pineville, LA USA
Winfield Welch played for minor southern black teams. He later became a manager, guiding the Birmingham Black Barons from 1942 to 1945, winning Negro American League titles in 1943 and 1944. He lost both the 1943 Negro World Series and 1944 Negro World Series to the Homestead Grays. Welch later managed the Chicago American Giants.
Welch was the most frequent manager for the West in the East-West Game. After coaching for them in 1941, he led them in both 1942 matches, the 1944 East-West Game, 1945 East-West Game, first 1946 East-West Game, 1951 East-West Game and 1952 East-West Game, going 4-3 in his seven games as skipper.
- NAL Pennants: 2 (1943 & 1944)
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1941||Birmingham Black Barons||Negro American League||28-20||2nd||Birmingham Black Barons|
|1942||Birmingham Black Barons||Negro American League||28-27||3rd||Birmingham Black Barons|
|1943||Birmingham Black Barons||Negro American League||60-49||3rd||Birmingham Black Barons||League Champs|
|1944||Birmingham Black Barons||Negro American League||41-30||1st||Birmingham Black Barons||League Champs|
|1945||Birmingham Black Barons||Negro American League||47-43||3rd||Birmingham Black Barons|
|1948||New York Cubans||Negro National League||14-21||5th||New York Cubans||replaced José María Fernández (9-11)|
- The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues by John Holway
- The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues by James Riley
- Black Baseball's National Showcase by Larry Lester