Williamson Red Birds
|Williamson Red Birds|
Williamson, West Virginia
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|League||Mountain State League|
|Major league affiliations|
|Minor league titles|
The Williamson Red Birds were a Mountain State League baseball team based in Williamson, West Virginia, United States that played from 1939 to 1942. They were affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals.
They made the playoffs every year they existed, winning the league championship in 1940, under Harrison Wickel.
The team was previously named the Williamson Colts from 1937 to 1938. The Class-D team was managed by Nat Hickey in both years of its existence. Under his leadership, the team made the playoffs both seasons, finishing third both years, but it did not win a league championship either time.
Baseball Hall of Fame Alumni
- Stan Musial (1938-1939)
- Ken Holcombe (1939)
- Del Rice (1941-1942) MLB All-Star
- Hal Rice (1941-1942)
- Walter Sessi (1937, 1939) Inducted, 1969
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