Lawrence Williams, Jr.
Team: Kansas City Monarchs
Born: February 9, 1933, LaGrange, Georgia
Baseball Career Highlights:
"When Buck O'Neil hired me to play with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1954. As the leadoff hitter, I went 4 for 4 and had a perfect night with four doubles in a game."
"As a Ford Motor Company employee, I had several positions during my 35 year career. Also, I teamed up with Melvin Duncan and conducted Negro League panel discussions throughout the U.S. Since moving to Riverdale, Georgia, I have been on several discussion panels with James 'Red' Moore. I've been actively informing the public about the Negro Leagues for more than 25 years."
Awards, Honors, Titles, Championships,
• Men's "A" Fast Pitch State Runner up - 1960
• Second Place in "AA" State Tournament - 1963, 1965
• Second Place MASA Men's "AA" Fast Pitch State Tournament -
• National Men's Fast Pitch Championship - 1964
• First Place in "AA" State Tournament - 1966
• Second Place MASA Men's "A" Fast Pitch State Finals - 1975
• Played on 16 Ann Arbor (Michigan) City Championship Teams
• Michigan Softball Hall of Fame - 1986
Source: NLBM Legacy 2000 Players' Reunion Alumni Book, Kansas City Missouri: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc., 2000.