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Lefty Williams

Clyde Henry Williams
Born: April 9, 1920 in Coahoma, Miss.
Died: June 5, 2005 in Detroit, Mich.


Clyde "Lefty" Williams, who played in the Negro Leagues for five seasons, died on June 5, 2005 in Detroit, Mich. He was 85.

According to his obituary, Williams played for the Cleveland Buckeyes in 1947 when the team won the Negro American League championship. He is listed in "The Negro Leagues Book" as having played for Cleveland from 1947-1950. He also played for the Detroit Motor City Giants in 1951-52.

He was a veteran of World War II and had served as a military police officer.

Following his career in baseball, Williams worked with a construction firm until his retirement.

Sources: Detroit Free Press obituary (Published June 10, 2005)