Although Negro League player Joe 'Smokey' Williams sometimes had trouble getting certain Negro league players out. He had no trouble defeating the pennant winning 1912 New York Giants and the 1915 Philadelphia Phillies shutting them both out. He later No-hit the 1917 New York Giants, striking out 20 as if they were a bunch of beer leaguer's. The Giants were a World Series representative. In his spare time he defeated 5 Hall of Famers,( Alexander, Bender, Hoyt, Some guy named Walter Johnson and Marquard). Now I'm not calling baseball in the early part of the 20th century a AAAA 'beer league' but I wonder if "Smokey Joe" would ever want his name associated with a Simleague where guys couldn't even put a bat on his fastball.
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