William Morris - Player
Inducted in 1986
Buzz graduated from Delmar, Md. High School in 1940 where starred in baseball every year. After graduation he played briefly with a team in Tennessee called the Indians, a professional farm team. In 1940 Buzz entered the army, carrying his prized pitching arm off to war. After discharge in 1945, he signed with the Delmar Railroaders for the remainder of his baseball career.
He exhibited a great pitching injury until an injury forced him to the outfield. Buzz was noted for his speed. In 1949 he stole 30 bases, had 18 RBI, and batted a solid .280. He left the game as an active player in 1953 only to become a respected umpire.
Serving as an officer in the local V.F.W. and working for Pote Electric, Buzz still found time to coach Little League. He selected for our Hall of Fame in 1986 as a player. He was also often referred to as "Mr. Speed."