Bill Yancey

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Bill Yancey
Born: (1902-04-02)April 2, 1902
Died: April 13, 1971(1971-04-13) (aged 68)
Marlton, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1927, for the Hilldale Club
Last appearance
1936, for the Philadelphia Stars

William James "Bill" Yancey (April 2, 1902 – April 13, 1971) was an African-American baseball shortstop in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1927 to 1936. He also played for the New York Renaissance, an all-black professional basketball team.[1] Yancey also served as a Major League scout for the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies.[2]


  1. ^ Peterson, Robert W. (2002). "On the Road Again". Cages to Jump Shots: Pro Basketball's Early Years. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. pp. 95–107. ISBN 0-8032-8772-0.
  2. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.

External links

  • Negro league baseball statistics and player information from, or Baseball-Reference (Negro leagues)
  • Negro League Baseball Players Association

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