Bill Blair (blairbi02)
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(Radio, Lefty, Skinny Legs)
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 9", Weight 150 lb.
- School Prairie View A&M University
- High School Booker T. Washington High School (Dallas)
- Debut 1948
- Final Game 1948
- Born October 17, 1921 in Dallas, TX USA
- Died April 20, 2014 in Campbell, TX USA
Pitcher Bill Blair played in the Negro Leagues in the 1940s and 1950s for the Indianapolis Clowns, Cincinnati Crescents and Dallas Black Giants, for whom he was a player-manager, among others. Following his career as a player, he ran the Elite News, a newspaper serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
He was the youngest African American to serve as a first sergeant in the Army during World War II.