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Tony Gwynn
Tony Gwynn
Batting average
0.338

Career: 1982-2001

Jim Rice
Jim Rice
Batting average
0.298

Career: 1974-1989

Billy Southworth
Billy Southworth
Batting average
0.297

Career: 1913-1929

Andre Dawson
Andre Dawson
Batting average
0.279

Career: 1976-1996

Rickey Henderson
Rickey Henderson
Batting average
0.279

Career: 1979-2003

Cal Ripken, Jr.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Batting average
0.276

Career: 1981-2001

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Ernest Judson Wilson

Third Base

Ernest Judson Wilson (February 28, 1894 - June 24, 1963), nicknamed "Boojum," was an American third baseman, first baseman, and manager in Negro league baseball. Born in Remington, Virginia, he served in World War I, and during his career played primarily for the Baltimore Black Sox (1922-30), Homestead Grays (1931-32, 1940-45), and Philadelphia Stars (1933-39). One of the Negro Leagues' most powerful hitters, his career batting average of .351 ranks him among the top five players. He also enjoyed remarkable success in the Cuban Winter League in the 1920s.

He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. Wilson got his nickname "Boojum" because that was the noise his line drives made when they hit the outfield walls. Pitcher Satchel Paige claimed that Wilson and Chino Smith were the two toughest outs he ever faced (Wilson hit .375 against Paige). Catcher Josh Gibson believed that Wilson was a better hitter than he was.

Wilson died at age 69 in Washington, D.C. and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Jud Wilson

Career: 1922-1945

born February 28, 1894 in Remington, Virginia
died June 24, 1963 in Washington, D.C.

Batted: Right Threw: Right
   
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Played for :
  • Baltimore Black Sox (1922-1930)
  • Homestead Grays (1931-1932 and 1940-1945)
  • Pittsburgh Crawfords (1932)
  • Philadelphia Stars (1933-1939)

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