Bill Riggins

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Bill Riggins
Born: (1900-02-07)February 7, 1900
Colp, Illinois
Died: March 8, 1943(1943-03-08) (aged 43)
New York City, New York
Batted: Both
Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1920, for the Chicago American Giants
Last appearance
1936, for the Miami Giants

Arvell "Bill" Riggins (February 7, 1900 – March 8, 1943) was an American baseball shortstop in the Negro leagues. He played from 1920 to 1936 with several teams, including the Detroit Stars from 1920 to 1926.[2]

Riggins joined the Detroit Stars at the forming of the Negro National League in 1920, and he stayed with the team until 1926.[1]

Riggins died aged 43 in New York City. He is buried at the Beverly Hills Cemetery in Peekskill, New York.


  1. ^ a b "Champion Monarchs Open Season With Victory" The Kansas City Advocate, Kansas City, Kansas, Friday, May 29, 1925, Page 3, Columns 1 to 5
  2. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.

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