Artie Wilson, Former Black Baron, Passes Away

The Friends of Rickwood learned this weekend of the death of Artie Wilson, former Birmingham Black Baron, at the age of 90.

Artie was one of four remaining members of the 1948 Black Baron NAL championship team.  The remaining former members are Jim Zapp, William Greason, and Willie Mays.

Link below is to a Portland newspaper article:

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/10/negro_leagues_star_and_former.html

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~ by rickwood on November 1, 2010.

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