Wabishaw Wiley

Wabishaw Spencer Wiley ("Doc", "Bill"), born February 1st, 1887 in Vernon, LA1 , was a Negro League baseball player from about 1910-1923. Wiley attended Arkansas Baptist College and played for the Argenta Grays.


Wiley, 1914.
Wiley, 1914.
Wiley was the son of Anderson Wiley and Chaney (nee Osborn) Wiley.2 He likely grew up in the rural community of Vernon, LA in Jackson Parish.

Around 1910, Wiley attended Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, AR and played with the school baseball team.3 4 About the same time, he played for the nearby Argenta Grays5 in 1911, and probably the Little Rock Tigers in 1909.6 Wiley later had a long career in Negro baseball, primarily as a catcher with the New York Lincoln Giants.

Wiley later lived in near Newark, NJ, where he worked as a dentist.7 He died on November 3rd, 1944 in Jersey City, NJ.8 9 In 2006, Wiley made the initial Negro League Committee's Hall of Fame ballot.


Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

Statistics at the Seamheads Negro Leagues Database.