James Dudley, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James Dudley

Baseball player; professional wrestling executive

Date of Birth: 12-May-1910

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Date of Death: 01-Jun-2004

Profession: manager, baseball player, professional wrestler

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About James Dudley

  • James Dudley (May 12, 1910 – June 1, 2004) was an American baseball player, professional wrestling manager, and professional wrestling executive.
  • He played Negro league baseball for nine years but is best known for his time with the World Wide Wrestling Federation.
  • Dudley was the first African-American to run a major United States arena (Turner's Arena in Washington, D.C.).
  • He worked with four generations of wrestling's McMahon family and was particularly close with Vincent J.
  • McMahon.
  • At age 74, he was put back on the company's payroll to show appreciation for his work for the McMahons.
  • He also managed several wrestlers in the WWWF and was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame class of 1994.

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