Dave Wills

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Note: This page discusses 1890s major leaguer Dave Wills. For the announcer and college coach of the same name, click here.

Davis Bowles Wills

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Biographical Information[edit]

Davis "Dave" Wills played for the Louisville Colonels as a first baseman in 1899. He came straight out of the University of Virginia, where he played baseball and football.

He served as a major and chief paymaster of the U.S. Marines during World War I.

Dave Wills, Nick Carter and Doc Curley were all at the University of Virginia in 1899. Wills and Curley came to the majors that same year, while Carter had to wait nearly a decade.

''He has been making a fairly good showing so far. . ." - Sporting Life, June 17, 1899

Related Sites[edit]

Find-A-Grave Memorial for Dave Wills