Monday, February 28, 2011

Jud Wilson led Habana to three Cuban League titles in the 1920s

Feb. 28: On this day in 1899, Negro leagues star Jud Wilson was born in Remington, Va.

Wilson, who played for the Baltimore Black Sox, Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords and Philadelphia Stars, played six seasons with Habana from 1925-36, batting .372 in his Cuban League career, and Habana won the pennant three of those seasons.

Elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, Wilson twice led the league in batting: .430 in 1925-26 and .424 in 1927-28, according to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961.

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