In celebration of Black History Month, here is Today’s Negro League Baseball History Fact: Bill Cash.
Born February 21, 1919 in Round Oak, Georgia; William (Bill) “Ready” Cash played his entire Negro League baseball career (1943 – 1950) with the Philadelphia Stars. A good defensive catcher known for his strong throwing arm, Cash also proved himself as an above average hitter. He played in the 1948 and 1949 East-West All Star Game, hitting two doubles in the latter to help the East squad to a 4 – 0 victory.
He signed with the Chicago White Sox in 1952 when 32 years old and never rose above the Class C level during two years in the teams’minor league system.
Negro League baseball is not just a part of African-American history, but is woven into the fabric of 20th Century American history.
To read more about the Negro League baseball era Last Train To Cooperstown