William "Hipple" Galloway
Election Date: October 13, 2021
Induction Date: November 16, 2021
Birth Date / Place: March 24, 1882 in Buffalo, New York
Primary Position: Outfielder, 2nd base
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Years: 1899 to 1901
Teams: Woodstock Baines, Cuban X Giants

William “Hipple” Galloway

Born March 24, 1882 in Buffalo, N.Y., Galloway was the son of Ontario-born parents and he moved to Dunnville, Ont., at the age of six. In Canada, he developed into a gifted player on integrated teams. He played with Dunnville in 1897-98. He joined the Woodstock Bains Canadian League team in 1899. At that time, the Canadian League was a recognized minor league under the umbrella of organized baseball and Galloway became the first black Canadian to play organized baseball. However, when several white teammates objected to his presence, he was forced to leave the team. He then played for the Cuban X Giants in 1903, a black barnstorming team, with his hopes for a career in mainstream baseball dashed. He died on February 17, 1943 in Buffalo, N.Y.


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