String Bean Williams

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String Bean Williams
Pitcher / Manager
Born: 1873
Cairo, Illinois[1]
Died: (1929-10-28)October 28, 1929
Bronx, New York
Batted: Unknown
Threw: Right

Andrew Williams (1873 – October 28, 1929), nicknamed "String Bean", was a Negro leagues pitcher and manager, playing for many teams, including the Indianapolis ABCs and the Brooklyn Royal Giants.

At age 50 in 1923, Williams made his major league debut for the Brooklyn Royal Giants; to this day, this makes him the oldest debutant in major league history. By 1926, in Williams later years, one paper appears to list Williams as a submarine pitcher.[4]

Williams received votes listing him on the 1952 Pittsburgh Courier player-voted poll of the Negro Leagues' best players ever.[5]


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