Willie Wells: "El Diablo" of the Negro Leagues

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Winner, Robert Peterson Recognition Award, 2008 Willie Wells was arguably the best shortstop of his generation. As Monte Irvin, a teammate and fellow Hall of Fame player, writes in his foreword, "Wells really could do it all. He was one of the slickest fielding shortstops ever to come along. He had speed on the bases. He hit with power and consistency. He was among the most durable players I've ever known." Yet few people have heard of the feisty ballplayer nicknamed "El Diablo." Willie Wells was black, and he played long ...

Willie Wells: "El Diablo" of the Negro Leagues 2007, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292717510

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