Clarence Williams (baseball)
January 27, 1866|
|Died: September 23, 1934
Atlantic City, New Jersey
|1885, for the Cuban Giants|
|1912, for the Smart Set|
Clarence "Waxey" Williams (January 27, 1866 – September 23, 1934) was an African-American baseball catcher in the Negro Leagues. He joined the Cuban Giants, the first black professional team, during their first season. He played at least 20 years for major teams. He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
In his time the Cuban Giants played in otherwise all-white leagues during 1887, 1889, and 1890, but Williams and Frank Grant played on the otherwise white Harrisburg team in the Eastern Interstate League. (Harrisburg and the Giants battled for the pennant.)
- "Cuban X-Giants are Champions" The Patriot, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Saturday, September 19, 1903, Page 7, Column 1
- "Clarence Williams". seamheads.com. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
- Riley, James A. (1994). "Williams, Clarence". The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. Carroll & Graf. pp. 847–48. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.
- (Riley.) Clarence Williams, Personal profiles at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. – identical to Riley (confirmed 2010-04-16)
- Negro league baseball statistics and player information from Seamheads.com, or Baseball-Reference (Negro leagues)
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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