Wilmer Fields Signed Copy of “My Life in the Negro Leagues.”
Lot 71. Wilmer Fields Signed Copy of “My Life in the Negro Leagues.” Gem mint 10 autograph on the flyleaf of a mint book in an ex-m+ dust jacket. Fields was the ace of the Homestead Grays pitching staff in the 1940s. He was good enough to play in the major leagues, but after the Grays folded, he concluded that he could better support his family by playing in Canada and in the winter leagues. On days that Fields did not pitch, he often played a position and wielded an effective bat. Playing for Brandford of the International League in 1951 and 1953-55, he won MVP honors three times. He played also in Latin America, and in 2001, he was inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame. He died in 2004. Authenticated by Kevin Keating. Winning Bid $45.