Wilmer Harris

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Wilmer Harris

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wilmer Harris was a two-time All-Star in the last years of the Negro Leagues.

After playing on the sandlots of Philadelphia, Harris debuted as a pro with the Philadelphia Stars in 1945. He went 0-2 that year, 1-4 in 1946 and 3-1 in 1947. He had a 5-5, 2.78 record in 1950. He pitched the last three innings for the East in the 1951 East-West Game, replacing Kelly Searcy on the hill. He got the save in a 3-1 win, allowing two hits and no walks or runs in three innings while striking out four. He was 0 for 1 at the plate.

In his last season, 1952, he again tossed scoreless ball for the East, this time in a 7-3 loss in the 1952 East-West Game. He entered as a pinch-hitter for Ted Richardson in the 7th and went 1 for 2 as a hiter; on the mound, he gave up two hits and a walk in his three shutout innings, striking out none.

Harris also pitched in the Panamanian League (1945), Venezuelan League (1949) and Dominican League (1950).

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NNL Saves Leader (1945)


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