Saturday, December 17, 2016

NICKNAMES OF THE 1970'S: "SWEET SWINGIN BILLY FROM WHISTLER" BILLY WILLIAMS

I just had to create a “nickname” card for Billy Williams, even if the name itself would be a doozy to fit on ANY card.
So without much choice, I went a created a 1974 card since the horizontal format helped cramming the name in there:


By then Williams was about to move on to the Oakland A’s for the last couple seasons of what was to be a Hall of Fame career, which ended in 1976.
A mainstay of the Chicago Cubs along with Ernie Banks and Ron Santo, Williams would have been a two-time National League MVP if it weren’t for a guy by the name of Johnny Bench, who Williams finished second in voting to in BOTH 1970 and 1972.
Regardless, “Sweet Swingin’” Billy was one heck of a player, smashing 426 lifetime homers along with 2711 hits, 1410 runs scored, 1475 runs batted in and getting named to six all-star teams over 18-years.

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