Sunday, April 21, 2013

#51 Billy Williams, Outfield

How would you like to be a 36 year old player that has been in the minors since 1952 only to finally make your debut in 1969? Billy had spent 17 seasons in the minors only to see four games in the majors during August of 1969 and nothing more. He never got a hit in 12 plate appearances either. You would wish for a little better for a guy that waited that long.

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Since you were able to get the back story on Seattle's Billy, hopefully you didn't confuse him with a more famous Billy Williams of the 60's seen here.

1 comment:

Douglas said...

A mystery wrapped in an emigma....transactions from his baseball reference page.

Before 1968 Season: Sent from the Cleveland Indians to the Seattle Pilots in an unknown transaction.
June, 1968: Sent from the Seattle Pilots to the Chicago White Sox in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
Before 1969 Season: Sent from the Chicago White Sox to the Seattle Pilots in an unknown transaction.

Reminds me that the twins had a player of similar background...Minne Mendoza, who was a 36 year old rookie in 1970. Got 3 singles in 16 AB