Negro League Inductions
The Boston Globe
J. Preston ‘‘Pete’’ Hill possessed outstanding bat control, which made him perhaps the greatest line-drive hitter of the day, and also a general nuisance for his ability to foul off countless pitches. A superb outfielder with a strong, accurate (read: rifle) arm, he captained the legendary Leland Giants squad in 1910 that went an astounding 123-6. He spent his twilight years in the game as player-manager of the Detroit Stars in the nascent days of the Negro National League.
Pete Hill
J. Preston ‘‘Pete’’ Hill possessed outstanding bat control, which made him perhaps the greatest line-drive hitter of the day, and also a general nuisance for his ability to foul off countless pitches. A superb outfielder with a strong, accurate (read: rifle) arm, he captained the legendary Leland Giants squad in 1910 that went an astounding 123-6. He spent his twilight years in the game as player-manager of the Detroit Stars in the nascent days of the Negro National League.
(Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY.)