Bill Lewis (baseball)

Bill Lewis
Born: (1904-10-15)October 15, 1904
Ripley, Tennessee
Died: October 24, 1977(1977-10-24) (aged 73)
Memphis, Tennessee
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 3, 1933, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1936, for the Boston Bees
MLB statistics
Batting average .327
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 11

William Henry Lewis (October 15, 1904 – October 24, 1977) was a Major League Baseball catcher. Nicknamed "Buddy", he played parts of three seasons in the majors; 1933 for the St. Louis Cardinals, and 1935 and 1936 for the Boston Braves (renamed the Bees in 1936).

Lewis had a much longer career in the minor leagues, playing nineteen seasons between 1924 and 1945. After his playing days ended, he spent the rest of his life as a scout, first for the St. Louis Cardinals and later for the New York Mets.

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Lewis played for the Independence Producers in 1930. On April 28, 1930 the Producers played the first Night game in the history of Organized Baseball.

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