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Wallace, Richard Felix "Dick"

(born: 1882  -  died: 1925) 

Felix Wallace was born in Owensboro, KY, the son of Sarah J. Wallace. Felix was considered one of the greatest all-time shortstops and the best second baseman. He also played third base. Wallace's baseball career began in 1906 and ended in 1921; he first played with the Paducah Nationals and went on to play for several different teams, spending the last two years with the Hilldale Daisies. He played most of his career in the Negro League and a couple of years in the Cuban League. A consistent hitter, Wallace batted .348 in 1914. His greatest asset was his fielding. Wallace worked as a tobacco steamer when not playing baseball during the early part of his career. Felix Wallace was the husband of Georgia Wallace and the couple had a daughter, Daisy Wallace; the famly is listed in the 1910 U.S. Census as living on Sycamore Street in Owensboro. For more see The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues, by J. A. Riley.

 

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