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Joe Douse

Joseph S. Douse
Nicknames: Joe, Bill

Career: 1952-1953
Position: p
Team: Kansas City Monarchs
Born: April 30, 1930, Atlanta, Georgia

Baseball Career Highlights:
"In 1952, I pitched a one hitter against the Philadelphia Stars in Buffalo, New York. Also that same year, I out-ran Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens in an exhibition race in Montreal, Canada."

Professional/Personal Accomplishments:
"After retiring from professional baseball, I worked at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan. Now retired, after 30 years, I enjoy spending time with my family and the two newest additions, my granddaughters."

Awards, Honors, Titles, Championships,
Schools, Colleges:

Booker T. Washington High School Trophy Awards in baseball, football and track. (Some of Douse's records remain unbroken.)

Source: NLBM Legacy 2000 Players' Reunion Alumni Book, Kansas City Missouri: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc., 2000.