Bill Blair (blairbi02)

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William Blair
(Radio, Lefty, Skinny Legs)

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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.

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