Drake, William - Plunk

aka ‘Plunk’

Born: June 8, 1895
Died: Oct. 30, 1977

Plunk Drake earned his nickname by keeping batters alert.  He was a “trick-ball” pitcher whose career spanned from 1914 to the late 1920’s. He played on many barnstorming squads, and even against white competition.

Tennessee Rats, 1914
All Nations, 1915
St. Louis Giants, 1916-21
St. Louis Stars, 1922 & 1930
Kansas City Monarchs, 1922-26
Indianapolis ABC’s, 1926
Dayton Marcos, 1926
Memphis Red Sox, 1926
Detroit Stars, 1927