Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Happy # 83 Billy Williams

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We remember Billy Williams who was born in Alabama on this day in 1938.

He established himself as the Cubs' left fielder with a great rookie season in 1961:  146 games, .278 average, 25 HR & 86 RBI.

In the 1960's, and the early 1970's, Williams was one of the most consistent hitters in the NL.    He won a batting title in 1972 (.333) & led the NL in hits in 1970 (205).   

Williams was consistently good finishing with a .290 career batting average, 2,711 hits, 426 HR & 1,475 RBI.     

He was selected to The Hall of Fame in 1987.

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