Earl Williams (1920s catcher)

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For the Atlanta Braves player also named Earl Williams, see Earl Williams (1970s catcher).
Earl Williams
Catcher
Born: (1903-01-27)January 27, 1903
Cumberland Gap, Tennessee
Died: March 10, 1958(1958-03-10) (aged 55)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 27, 1928 for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
June 2, 1928 for the Boston Braves
Career statistics
Games played 3
At bats 2
Hits 0

Earl Baxter Williams (January 27, 1903 – March 10, 1958) was a professional baseball player. He played three games in Major League Baseball for the Boston Braves in 1928, two as a pinch hitter and one as a catcher.

Williams was a catcher at Maryville College (1921-1924). He broke into organized baseball in 1924 with the Morristown Roosters of the Appalachian League.[citation needed] After four seasons of independent league ball, he was drafted by the Boston Braves from the Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League in the 1927 rule 5 draft.

He made his major league debut on May 27, 1928. He was hitless in two at bats with a strikeout in three games. He continued to play minor league ball through 1932.

Williams was a World War II veteran.[citation needed] He was a collector for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for twenty years.[citation needed] He died at age 55 at St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee from an apparent heart attack on March 10, 1958, and is buried at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville.

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