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Wilmer Fields

Born: Aug. 2, 1922
: June 4, 2004

Wilmer Fields, who pitched and played third base for the Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues, died on June 4, 2004, after an extended illness.

Fields played for the Grays from 1939 to 1950. According to partial statistics, won 13 games for Homestead in 1941 and 15 games in 1942. According to nlpba.com, Fields won the batting title in 1951-52 in the Venezuelan league.

Following his baseball career, he worked as a counselor. Fields was the president of the Negro League Baseball Players Association.

He also wrote an autobiography of his baseball career.

Sources: nlpba.com, The Negro Leagues Book