Born on December 9, 1926 in Tampa Florida, William Benjamin “Benny” Felder was a utility infielder for the Newark Eagles in 1946 and 1947. A good fielder who could play second base, shortstop, and third base, Felder played on the Eagles team that won the 1946 Negro League World Series Championship.
Felder had deficiencies in the batter’s box, he could not hit. He did not bat over .200 in any of his four years in the Negro Leagues. After being with the Philadelphia Stars in 1951, he played lower minor league baseball (Class A) until retiring in 1954.
Who was the Newark Eagles' manager when they won the Negro League World Series in 1946? He is in the Hall of Fame.