Bill Holland (right-handed pitcher)
|Elvis William "Bill" Holland|
|Born: February 28, 1901|
|Died: December 3, 1973 (aged 72)|
New York, New York
Elvis William "Bill" Holland (February 2, 1901 in Indianapolis, Indiana – December 3, 1973 in New York City, New York) was a baseball player in the Negro Leagues. He was a pitcher and played from 1919 to 1941. In newspaper reports, he is often referred to as "Bill" Holland, and had the nicknames of "Speed" and "Devil."
Holland got his start working for Indianapolis ABCs baseball clubs and was sold to the Detroit Stars in 1920  where he pitched with other Negro League greats like Andy Cooper, Bill Gatewood, Tom Johnson and Gunboat Thompson. After three seasons with Detroit, he moved to the East Coast and spent the rest of his career working for the Lincoln Giants, Brooklyn Royal Giants, and the New York Black Yankees.
- "Independents to Play Negro Nine" The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson, Michigan, Sunday, May 9, 1920, Page 23, Column 6
- The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 1700. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3.
- "1952 Pittsburgh Courier Poll of Greatest Black Players"
- Negro league baseball statistics and player information from Seamheads.com, or Baseball-Reference (Negro leagues)
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