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Williamstown in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Ulysses Franklin “Frank” Grant

 
 
Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
1. Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant Marker
Inscription.

Frank Grant, born in Pittsfield in 1865, was regarded by many of his contemporaries as the greatest African American baseball player of the 19th century. He moved to Williamstown in 1871 where he lived with his family on Spring Street. Playing primarily second base, Grant played first with integrated minor league teams before playing a decade with top Negro league teams. His reputation as a premier versatile player with speed and a powerful bat was recognized with his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. Mr. Grant died in New York City on May 27, 1937.

 
Location. 42° 42.574′ N, 73° 12.273′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street and Walden Street, on the left when traveling south on Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Spring Street, Williamstown MA 01267, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Williamstown House (approx. 0.2 miles away); West College (approx. mile away); The Meeting House of the First Congregational Church UCC (approx. mile away); Site of First Meeting House (approx.
Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
2. Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant Marker
Looking north along Spring Street
0.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions 1806 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frank Grant Bio at Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Frank Grant Bio at Society for American Baseball Research. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Ulysses Franklin Grant at Find A Grave. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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