How exactly does one wind up with the nickname "Puddin' Head"? I've been looking around for some sort of reasonable explanation, and the only thing I've found is a little blurb in the Phillies Encyclopedia that states the moniker was a "name he got as a boy". What mysterious occurrence happened in young Willie's life that someone, somewhere, thought "Puddin' Head" was a fitting nickname? Maybe we'll never know.
Wearing #6, Puddin' Head was the 1950 Whiz Kids' starting third baseman, and he played for the Phils from 1947 to 1959. We purchased this card at a Millville Baseball Card Show (at the YMCA?) in May 1989 for $7.50.