April 2, 1902|
|Died: April 13, 1971
Marlton, New Jersey
|Negro league baseball debut|
|1927, for the Hilldale Club|
|1936, for the Philadelphia Stars|
William James "Bill" Yancey (April 2, 1902 – April 13, 1971) was an African-American baseball shortstop in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1927 to 1936. He also played for the New York Renaissance, an all-black professional basketball team. Yancey also served as a Major League scout for the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies.
- Peterson, Robert W. (2002). "On the Road Again". Cages to Jump Shots: Pro Basketball's Early Years. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. pp. 95–107. ISBN 0-8032-8772-0.
- Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.
- Negro league baseball statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Negro leagues)
- Negro League Baseball Players Association
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