Meet the Black Members of the
Little League® Hall of Excellence

As we celebrate Black History Month, Little League® International looks back at the 10 Black members who have been enshrined into the Little League Hall of Excellence, the highest honor that Little League can bestow.
Every member of the Hall of Excellence has helped to shape the history of the Little League program, but more importantly, they have each served as a role model within their communities.

Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis (2003)

Wilbert Davis played Little League in Tampa, Florida, and helped the 1975 Belmont Heights Little League team to reach the Little League Baseball World Series. On April 3, 2003, while en route to Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member of the U.S. Army Third Infantry Division, Staff Sgt. Davis perished when his Humvee came under fire and overturned into a canal. Now, Headstone 7867 in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery marks the final resting place of Sgt. Davis, alongside thousands of this nation’s heroes. Robert Davis, Wilbert’s brother, said the two things his brother valued in life were “Little League baseball and the military.” Sgt. Davis is the first U.S. military person enshrined posthumously into the Hall of Excellence.