Wabishaw Wiley

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Wabishaw Wiley
Catcher
Born: (1892-02-01)February 1, 1892
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Died: 1935
Essex County, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Negro leagues debut
1910, West Baden Sprudels
Last appearance
1924, New York Lincoln Giants
Teams

Wabishaw Spencer "Doc" Wiley (February 1, 1892 – 1935) was a catcher in Negro league baseball. He played from 1910 to 1924.[2]

Baseball career[edit]

Wiley was born on February 1, 1892, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He began his career in 1910 as a catcher for the West Baden Sprudels. He then played for the Brooklyn Royal Giants in 1910 and 1911 before moving on to the New York Lincoln Giants. In 1913, he had a batting average of .398. The following season, he batted .418. He also batted .441 in 1918. Wiley, who caught Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cyclone Joe Williams, was considered one of the best catchers of his era. His career ended in 1924.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Wiley graduated from the Howard University School of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry during his baseball career and had offices in New Jersey.[2]

During World War I, Wiley volunteered for military service. He was discharged in 1919. He died in 1935 in Essex County, Virginia.[2][3]

17 years after his death, Wiley received votes listing him on the 1952 Pittsburgh Courier player-voted poll of the Negro Leagues' best players ever.[4]

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