Joseph S. Douse
Nicknames: Joe, Bill
Team: Kansas City Monarchs
Born: April 30, 1930, Atlanta, Georgia
Baseball Career Highlights:
"In 1952, I pitched a one hitter against the Philadelphia Stars in Buffalo, New York. Also that same year, I out-ran Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens in an exhibition race in Montreal, Canada."
"After retiring from professional baseball, I worked at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan. Now retired, after 30 years, I enjoy spending time with my family and the two newest additions, my granddaughters."
Awards, Honors, Titles, Championships,
Booker T. Washington High School Trophy Awards in baseball, football and track. (Some of Douse's records remain unbroken.)
Source: NLBM Legacy 2000 Players' Reunion Alumni Book, Kansas City Missouri: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc., 2000.