Ernest Judson Wilson
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 190 lbs.
- Debut 1923
- Final Game 1945
- Born February 29, 1896 in Remington, VA, USA
- Died June 24, 1963 in Washington, DC, USA
Jud Wilson played for the Baltimore Black Sox (1922-1930), the Homestead Grays (1931-1932, 1940-1945) and the Philadelphia Stars (1933-1939). He also played six seasons in the Cuban Winter League. A veteran of World War I, he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Wilson is the oldest player to hit a home run in a major-league game. At Yankee Stadium on September 23, 1945, Wilson homered off Cleveland Buckeyes pitcher George Jefferson at the age of 49 years, 206 days.
- 3-time NNL All-Star (1933-1935)
- 2-time ECL Batting Average Leader (1927 & 1928)
- 2-time ECL On-Base Percentage Leader (1926 & 1928)
- ECL Slugging Percentage Leader (1927)
- 2-time League Total Bases Leader (1927/ECL & 1935/NNL)
- 2-time ECL Doubles Leader (1927 & 1928)
- NNL Bases on Balls Leader (1939)
- ECL Stolen Bases Leader (1926)
- Won two Negro World Series with the Homestead Grays in 1943 and 1944
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 2006
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1932||Homestead Grays||East-West League||22-20||--||Homestead Grays||Replaced by Cum Posey|
|1937||Philadelphia Stars||Negro National League||30-32||3rd||Philadelphia Stars|
|1938||Philadelphia Stars||Negro National League||42-33||2nd||Philadelphia Stars|
|1939||Philadelphia Stars||Negro National League||11-17||--||Philadelphia Stars||Replaced by Jake Dunn|
- Gary Belleville: "September 23, 1945: At 49, Jud Wilson becomes oldest player to hit a home run in the Negro Leagues," SABR Baseball Games Project.