William Ellis

William Elbert Ellis, born November 1st, 1889 in Cummins Chapel, AR1 was a professional baseball player from 1909-1926.


Ellis debuted with Jonesboro in the 1909 Northeast Arkansas League,2 going 7-3.3

Ellis was sold from Wichita in the Western League to Louisville in the American Association in June, 1913.4 He left Wichita with a 3-7 record.5

Ellis died on November 28th, 1978 and was buried in Memorial Garden Cemetery in Piggott, AR6 .


"Ellis is unmarried, 21 years of age, about six feet tall, dark and slender. He is a native of Piggott, Ark., where he lives when at home. The prospective Beaver broke into the Arkansas State League in 1909. He attracted the attention of Harry Howell, scout for the St. Louis Browns, who recommended him to Frank Isbell, of Wichita. He reported to Isbell in 1910, but was sent to the Nebraska State League for seasoning. In 1911, Ellis led the Wichita-Pueblo team in pitching, and again led during the season just closed, with 14 victories and seven defeats. He batted .253 making 21 hits in 83 times at bat, and fielded .918. Ellis won 14 of the first 17 games he pitched, 13 of them in a row, but was ill during the last of the season. Speed galore and a nice assortment of curves are his best pitching assets."7


1910 Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com

1911 Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.

1912-1926 Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.