William L. McCrary
Nicknames: Youngblood, Bill
Team: Kansas City Monarchs
Born: November 5, 1929, Beloit, Wisconsin
Baseball Career Highlights:
"I played briefly as a reserve shortstop with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1946 and traveled with the team in 1947. I spent the rest of my baseball career with the semi-pro Omaha Rockets, and the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs farm teams."
"I worked at Alcoa and General Motors as a foreman for 12 years each. I also owned and managed a janitorial service for eight years. For five years, I coached and umpired little league baseball. That was very rewarding."
Source: NLBM Legacy 2000 Players' Reunion Alumni Book, Kansas City Missouri: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc., 2000.