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Negro Leaguer Willie “Curly” Williams Dies At Age 86

Willie “Curly” Williams a one time star in the Negro Leagues had died at age 86. Williams was an infielder for the Newark Eagles, Houston Eagles, and the New Orleans Eagles in the Negro Leagues in the late 40’s and early 50’s before a brief stint in the Chicago White Sox organization and a near decade long run playing baseball in Canada. In the story, writer Nick Diunte shares his memories of spending a full day with Williams back in 2007.

“Curly” Williams was a beacon for Negro League baseball — Examiner.com