Monday, May 5, 2008

A Mural of Smokey Joe



"Smokey" Joe Williams was a pitcher in the Negro Leagues. According to this page, no one is sure if the hurler died in 1946 or 1952, but his legend as a smokin' fastball thrower lives on. The jersey he is depicted wearing in the mural belongs to the Chicago Leland Giants, which existed in name between 1905 and 1911.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Olivier said...

une belle peinture murale et un bel hommage pour le joueur et la célèbre Negro Leagues qui a ouvert les portes a beaucoup de joueurs noirs. bravo

a beautiful mural and a fitting tribute for the player and the famous Negro Leagues who opened the doors a lot of black players. Bravo

May 5, 2008 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Thiên said...

Well hello there from Seguin, Texas! Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment so I'd know to visit you. I enjoyed your post today. It is amazing, isn't it, the coincidences in life. Mark (my husband) and I have enjoyed learning about Smokey Joe and his family. Mark is working on a book now on the famous player. :)

May 5, 2008 at 6:45 PM  

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