February 1, 1892|
Essex County, Virginia
|Negro leagues debut|
|1910, West Baden Sprudels|
|1924, New York Lincoln Giants|
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.
- "Lincoln Giants Adds Another Brace of Victories to its Brace" Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, Indiana, Saturday, May 20, 1916, Page 4, Column 4
- "Wabishaw Wiley". coe.ksu.edu. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
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- "1952 Pittsburgh Courier Poll of Greatest Black Players"