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Full Name: Claude Preston Williams
Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 9"/160
First Game: September 17, 1913
Birthdate: March 9, 1893
Final Game: September 25, 1920
Birthplace: Aurora, Missouri
MLB Experience: 7 years
Died: November 4, 1959
Deathplace: Laguna Beach, California
Born on March 9, 1893 in Aurora, Missouri, Lefty Williams (Claude Preston Williams) played for the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox over the course of his 7 year career. Williams broke into the bigs on September 17, 1913 with the Detroit Tigers, and put up a 2.89 ERA in 224.1 innings pitched in 1916, his rookie year.
Most people believe that Lefty Williams's best season was 1919, when he posted a 2.64 ERA, won 23 games and struck out 125 batters.