Billy Webb

Billy Webb
Billy Webb

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As Russ Diethrick, Jamestown's "Mr. Baseball," once said, "Without Billy Webb, I doubt we would have had professional minor-league baseball in Jamestown."

Even though Billy Webb passed away back in 1935 at the young age of 47, his legacy continues to live on. Webb was born in 1888 in Homestead, Pa., and began playing baseball in various amateur and semi-professional teams in Ambler, Pa., Atlantic City, N.J. and Bridgeton Park, Pa. in 1908-09.

For the next three years, he played for the semi-pro team in the Jamestown/Celoron area as a third baseman and by 1914, was managing a team in Warren, Pa. in the Interstate professional league, composed of players from that league along with players from the Canadian, International and State leagues, then moved on to manage the Jamestown team in the same league in 1915. Also in 1915, Webb formed an independent semi-pro team known as "Billy Webb's Spiders."

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