Wilson, Jud

Ernest Judson Wilson
Born: February 28, 1894, Remington, Virginia
Died: June 24, 1963, Washington, District of Columbia
Played For: 
Baltimore Black Sox, Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Philadelphia Stars
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Negro Leagues Committee: 2006

Satchel Paige named Jud Boojum Wilson as one of the two toughest hitters he ever faced, and Josh Gibson considered Wilson the game's best hitter. They all looked the same to me, said Wilson of Negro leagues and white major league hurlers. A squat, lefty hitter who could play anywhere in the infield, Wilson was known for his potent bat as a line drive hitter to every corner of the ballpark. His temper and ferocity on the field, also defined his career. After starring with the Baltimore Black Sox for most of the 1920s, Wilson moved to the Homestead Grays, where he captained the formidable 1931 squad. After seven years with the Philadelphia Stars, Wilson returned to the Grays, helping the powerful club to numerous championships in the early 1940s.

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Did You Know: 
that at the age of 49, Wilson hit two triples in one game, and hit .288 at 51 years of age?