Friday, August 29, 2014

THEN AND NOW #12: BILLY WILLIAMS 1976

Here's a colorful 1976 "Then and Now" card for Hall of Famer Billy Williams:


After 16 stellar seasons playing at Wrigley for the Chicago Cubs, Williams took his talents over to Oakland where he played the last two years of his career for the A's, generally as their designated hitter.
In his 18 years in the big leagues, Williams put up some great numbers: 2700+ hits, 400+ homers, 1400+ runs batted in and 1400+ runs scored.
If not for a guy named Johnny Bench, he'd also have TWO Most Valuable Player awards as well, finishing second to the Reds Hall of Famer in both 1970 and 1972.
He finally found his way to Cooperstown in 1987, and rightfully so.

1 comment:

  1. The 2nd baseball glove I ever had was a Rawlings Billy Williams fastback model. Man, I loved that glove. And it served me well.

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