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Billy Williams Billy Williams
Full name: Billy Leo Williams
Born: June 15, 1938, Whistler, Alabama
First Game: August 6, 1959; Final Game: October 2, 1976
Bat: Left Throw: Right Height: 6' 1" Weight: 175
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1987
NL Rookie of the Year (1961)
TSN Player of the Year (1972)
TSN NL Player of the Year (1972)
TSN NL Rookie Player of the Year (1961)
OF on TSN NL All-Star Team (1964, 1968, 1970 and 1972)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1959 CHI N                18    33    0    5   0   1   0    2    1   0    7   0   0   0           2    0   0  .152  .176  .212  -0.5 1959 CHI N
1960 CHI N Daily Splits   12    47    4   13   0   2   2    7    5   0   12   0   0   0   0   1i  1    0   0  .277  .346  .489   0.0 1960 CHI N
1961 CHI N Daily Splits  146   529   75  147  20   7  25   86   45  11   70   5   1   4   0   4  11    6   0  .278  .338  .484  -0.4 1961 CHI N
1962 CHI N Daily Splits  159   618   94  184  22   8  22   91   70   3   72   4   0   7   0  11i 11    9   9  .298  .369  .466   0.9 1962 CHI N
1963 CHI N Daily Splits  161   612   87  175  36   9  25   95   68   9   78   2   2   3   0   8  12    7   6  .286  .358  .497   2.7 1963 CHI N
1964 CHI N Daily Splits  162   645  100  201  39   2  33   98   59   8   84   2   0   3   0   6i 11   10   7  .312  .370  .532   2.3 1964 CHI N
1965 CHI N Daily Splits  164   645  115  203  39   6  34  108   65   7   76   3   1   5   0  10i 20   10   1  .315  .377  .552   3.4 1965 CHI N
1966 CHI N Daily Splits  162   648  100  179  23   5  29   91   69  16   61   4   0   6   0  11i 12    6   3  .276  .347  .461   0.8 1966 CHI N
1967 CHI N Daily Splits  162   634   92  176  21  12  28   84   68   8   67   2   2   6   0  11  13    6   3  .278  .346  .481   0.7 1967 CHI N
1968 CHI N Daily Splits  163   642   91  185  30   8  30   98   48  10   53   2   0   7   0   4  13    4   1  .288  .336  .500   1.2 1968 CHI N
1969 CHI N Daily Splits  163   642  103  188  33  10  21   95   59  15   70   4   0   3   0  10  15    3   2  .293  .355  .474   0.6 1969 CHI N
1970 CHI N Daily Splits  161   636  137  205  34   4  42  129   72   9   65   2   0   4   0   8  13    7   1  .322  .391  .586   3.1 1970 CHI N
1971 CHI N Daily Splits  157   594   86  179  27   5  28   93   77  18   44   3   0   3   0   8  17    7   5  .301  .383  .505   1.9 1971 CHI N
1972 CHI N Daily Splits  150   574   95  191  34   6  37  122   62  20   59   6   0   8   0  12  14    3   1  .333  .398  .606   3.8 1972 CHI N
1973 CHI N Daily Splits  156   576   72  166  22   2  20   86   76  14   72   1   0   6   0   8  13    4   3  .288  .369  .438   1.4 1973 CHI N
1974 CHI N Daily Splits  117   404   55  113  22   0  16   68   67  12   44   1   0   2   0   7   9    4   5  .280  .382  .453   1.2 1974 CHI N
1975 OAK A Daily Splits  155   520   68  127  20   1  23   81   76   7   68   2   1   3   0   8   9    0   0  .244  .341  .419   0.9 1975 OAK A
1976 OAK A Daily Splits  120   351   36   74  12   0  11   41   58  15   44   0   1   3   0   4   4    4   2  .211  .320  .339  -0.2 1976 OAK A
Total NL                2213  8479 1306 2510 402  87 392 1353  911 160  934  41   6  67   0i119i187   86  47  .296  .364  .503  23.1 Total NL        
Total AL                 275   871  104  201  32   1  34  122  134  22  112   2   2   6   0  12  13    4   2  .231  .333  .387   0.7 Total AL        
Total            Splits 2488  9350 1410 2711 434  88 426 1475 1045 182 1046  43   8  73   0i131i200   90  49  .290  .361  .492  23.8 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
i - incomplete
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1975 OAK A Daily Splits    3     7    0    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .125  .000 1975 OAK A
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1962 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    1    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1962 NL   
1964 NL    Daily Splits    1     4    1    1   0   0   1    1    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .250  .250 1.000 1964 NL   
1965 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1965 NL   
1968 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1968 NL   
1972 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    1    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .500  .500 1972 NL   
1973 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .500  .500 1973 NL   
Total            Splits    6    11    2    3   0   0   1    2    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .273  .273  .545 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1959 CHI N        OF   10                      18    0    0    0     1.000    10    0    0 
1960 CHI N Daily  OF   12   12   12   109.2    25    0    1    0   0  .962    12    0    0 
1960 CHI N        LF   12   12   12   109.2    27    0    1    0i  0  .964
1961 CHI N Daily  OF  135  133  130  1179.1   220    9   11    3   0  .954   111    0   26 
1961 CHI N        LF  111  111  108   974.1   184    6    9    2   0  .955
1961 CHI N        RF   26   22   22   205      36    1    2    1   0  .949
1962 CHI N Daily  OF  159  159  159  1412.1   273   18   10    4   0  .967   159    0    0 
1962 CHI N        LF  159  159  159  1412.1   272   17   10    4i  0  .967
1963 CHI N Daily  OF  160  160  160  1439     298   13    4    2   0  .987   160    0    0 
1963 CHI N        LF  160  160  160  1439     297   13    4    2   0  .987
1964 CHI N Daily  OF  162  161  158  1436     233   14   13    0   0  .950   162    2    0 
1964 CHI N        LF  162  159  158  1427     230   14   13    0i  0  .949
1964 CHI N        CF    2    2    0     9       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1965 CHI N Daily  OF  164  164  160  1472     296   10   10    2   0  .968    33   29  106 
1965 CHI N        RF  106  106  106   945.1   177   10    5    2   0  .974
1965 CHI N        LF   33   29   29   271      43    0    3    0   0  .935
1965 CHI N        CF   29   29   25   255.2    68    0    2    0   0  .971
1966 CHI N Daily  OF  162  162  158  1451     319    9    8    3   0  .976    11    0  152 
1966 CHI N        RF  152  152  148  1351.1   292    7    6    3   0  .980
1966 CHI N        LF   11   10   10    99.2    23    2    2    0   0  .926
1967 CHI N Daily  OF  162  162  154  1444     271    3    3    1   0  .989   161    0    6 
1967 CHI N        LF  161  159  153  1418     269    3    3    1   0  .989
1967 CHI N        RF    6    3    1    26       4    0    0    0   0 1.000
1968 CHI N Daily  OF  163  163  140  1447.1   261    4    9    0   0  .967   138    0   47 
1968 CHI N        LF  138  120  115  1102.1   176    2    7    0   0  .962
1968 CHI N        RF   47   43   25   345      83    2    2    0   0  .977
1969 CHI N Daily  OF  159  159  129  1403     250   15   12    2   0  .957   151    0   30 
1969 CHI N        LF  151  130  122  1198     208   11    8    2   0  .965
1969 CHI N        RF   30   29    7   205      41    3    4    0   0  .917
1970 CHI N Daily  OF  160  159  143  1382     259   13    3    1   0  .989   154    0   10 
1970 CHI N        LF  154  149  137  1302.1   244   13    2    1   0  .992
1970 CHI N        RF   10   10    6    79.2    16    0    1    0   0  .941
1971 CHI N Daily  OF  154  152  146  1342.2   284    8    7    3   0  .977   151    0    4 
1971 CHI N        LF  151  148  143  1306.2   273    8    6    3   0  .979
1971 CHI N        RF    4    4    3    36       7    0    1    0   0  .875
1972 CHI N Daily  OF  144  142  129  1254.2   233    9    4    0   0  .984   144    0    0 
1972 CHI N        LF  144  142  129  1254.2   231    9    4    0   0  .984
1972 CHI N        1B    5    5    4    43      42    4    0    5   0 1.000
1973 CHI N Daily  OF  138  132  107  1136     253   14    4    1   0  .985   138    0    0 
1973 CHI N        LF  138  132  107  1136     247   14    4    1   0  .985
1973 CHI N        1B   19   19   14   159.1   167   20    2   14   0  .989
1974 CHI N Daily  1B   65   64   52   557     566   49    9   48   0  .986
1974 CHI N        LF   43   41   18   343.1    69    4    2    2   0  .973
1974 CHI N        OF   43   41   18   343.1    69    4    2    2   0  .973    43    0    0 
1975 OAK A Daily  DH  145  142  106                                      -
1975 OAK A        1B    7    5    0    36      30    3    1    5   0  .971
1976 OAK A Daily  DH  106  100   71                                      -
1976 OAK A        LF    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
1976 OAK A        OF    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    0 
Total             OF 2088 2061i1903i18254.1i 3562  143  101   24   0i .973  1739   31  381 
Total             LF 1729i1661i1560i14796.1i 2793i 116i  78i  18i  0i .974
Total             RF  381  369  318  3193.1   656   23   21    6   0  .970
Total             DH  251  242  177                                      -
Total             1B   96   93   70   795.1   805   76   12   72   0  .987
Total             CF   31   31   25   264.2    69    0    2    0   0  .972
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
i - incomplete
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1975 OAK A Daily  DH    2    2    2                                      -
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1962 NL    Daily  OF    1    0    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    0 
1962 NL           LF    1    0    0     3       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1964 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    1     9       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    0 
1964 NL           LF    1    1    1     9       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1972 NL    Daily  OF    1    0    0     5       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    0 
1972 NL           LF    1    0    0     5       0    0    0    0   0     -
1973 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    1 
1973 NL           RF    1    1    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -
Total             OF    4    2    1    20       0    0    0    0   0     -     3    0    1 
Total             LF    3    1    1    17       3    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             RF    1    1    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as an amateur free agent by Chicago Cubs (1956).

Traded by Chicago Cubs to Oakland Athletics in exchange for Darold Knowles, Bob
Locker and Manny Trillo (October 23, 1974).

Released by Oakland Athletics (November 9, 1976).


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