Webster McDonald

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Webster McDonald
Pitcher
Born: January 1, 1900
Glasgow, Delaware
Died: June 12, 1982
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1920, for the Detroit Stars
Last appearance
1940, for the Philadelphia Stars
Teams

Webster "Mac" McDonald (January 1, 1900 – June 12, 1982) was an American baseball pitcher in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1920 to 1940 with several teams.[2]

In the 1928 to 1930 seasons, McDonald was scouted by and went to play for a white team in Minnesota, where he was often the only African American player on the team. Joining him in later seasons were Negro Leagues players Hooks Foreman, and Dave Brown "aka" Lefty Wilson.

At age 52, McDonald received votes listing him on the 1952 Pittsburgh Courier player-voted poll of the Negro Leagues' best players ever.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Little Falls Trims Colored Giants" Albert Lea Evening Tribune, Albert Lea, MN, Page 10, Column 8
  2. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6. 
  3. ^ "1952 Pittsburgh Courier Poll of Greatest Black Players"

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