Acrylic painting on canvas featuring Willie Wells by
- Willie Wells - TSHOF 2010
- by Robert Hurst
- Acrylic painting on canvas
- 16" x 20"
About the Subject
Austin, TX native Willie Wells (dec.) was a Negro League shortstop in
the 1920Ős, 1930Ős & early 1940Ős. In 1929 with the St. Louis Stars
he batted .368 with a league record 27 HRs. Wells led the Stars to 3
league titles & played in 8 All-Star Games. Career batting average
of .334 in Negro League play & .392 in exhibitions against white
major league teams. National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.
Honored by the Texas State Cemetery in 2004.
Categories: sports art, painting, baseball, Negro League