From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Evans, William D., II

(born: 1899) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Evans was also known as Bill, Happy, and Gray Ghost. A versatile baseball player, he played center, right and left fields; shortstop; and third base. Tall and skinny, he was an outstanding defensive player. Evans had been a star on his high school football and baseball teams in Louisville. His baseball playing career began in 1924 and ended in 1934, after which Evans went on to manage the Chattanooga Black Lookouts and the North American Aviation teams. He was also a sportswriter for the Louisville News and founder of the Midwest Association of Coaches. For more see The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues, by J. A. Riley.


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NKAA Source: The Louisville news (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Biographical encyclopedia of the Negro baseball leagues

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“Evans, William D., II,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 28, 2023,

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