Saturday, December 22, 2007
Having no family to represent him, The City of Seguin sent a delegation to Cooperstown to honor "Smokey" Joe Williams at his 1999 induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame President Dale Petroskey presented Seguin Mayor Mark Stautzenberger with a sepia of Joe's Hall of Fame plaque on the front steps of the Museum. Negro League All-Star ballplayer Sherwood Brewer is standing immediately behind Mr. Petroskey. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Sherwood Brewer played for the New York Cuban's and the Kansas City Monarchs, under the guidance of Monarch's manager Buck O'Neil. Mr. Brewer passed in 2003 at the age of 79.
Today the Joe Williams Hall of Fame sepia proudly resides in a display case just inside the entrance of the Seguin-Guadalupe County Public Library.