baseball player; born 19 November 1921 Philadelphia Pa; Baltimore Elite Giants Negro National League (NNL); Brooklyn Dodgers 1948; died 26 June 1993 Woodland Hills Ca
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- You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.
- Do you have to ask? Willie was pretty good and we never really had a regular left fielder all those years, so I guess I can make room for him in there somewhere.
- Regarding his decision to populate his "ultimate lineup" almost exclusively with teammates; as quoted in The Greatest Team of All Timeː As Selected by Baseball's Immortals, From Ty Cobb to Willie Mays (1994) by Nicholas Acocella and Donald Dewey