Negro League Inductions
The Boston Globe
Also known as ‘‘Boojum’’, Wilson drew raves from immortals Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson. The former said he was one of the two best hitters he ever faced, and the latter considered him the game’s best hitter. Wilson on pitchers both black and white: ‘‘They all looked the same to me.’’ A short and sometimes fiery left-handed contact hitter, Wilson sprayed line drives to all corners of the field. He played first for Baltimore and later Homestead, where he captained the Grays’ powerful 1931 squad.
Jud Wilson
Also known as ‘‘Boojum’’, Wilson drew raves from immortals Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson. The former said he was one of the two best hitters he ever faced, and the latter considered him the game’s best hitter. Wilson on pitchers both black and white: ‘‘They all looked the same to me.’’ A short and sometimes fiery left-handed contact hitter, Wilson sprayed line drives to all corners of the field. He played first for Baltimore and later Homestead, where he captained the Grays’ powerful 1931 squad.
(Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY.)