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Billy WilliamsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1956-1976 MLB Years: 1959-1976
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Major Award Winner

PositionsOF-2088, DH-251, 1B-96Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBilly Leo Williams
Height6-1Weight175BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJune 15,1938 [80.127]PlaceWhistler,Alabama

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1956 by the Chicago Cubs.
Signing ScoutsIvy Griffin
MLB DebutAugust 6,1959 [21.052]
OrganizationsCHN [19] OAK [2] Awards4Awards Voting9-532
TBC Player ID19686Retrosheet IDwillb104MLBAM ID124290
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1961 ... Hit for the cycle on July 17, 1966 ... The Chicago Cubs retired his #26 on August 13, 1987
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed59Power83Contact75XBH77RBIs84Runs57Hitting81Durability70Team.478Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1956Ponca CitySoo StD-181317440004000000000.235.235.235.4704017.235.000.000.2130.000.000.000.000.000.00
1957Ponca CitySoo StD-19126451871404031795000000000.310.310.525.83523760451.283.215.215.3650.000.000.003.7726.5342.86
1958BurlingtonIIIB-20612143865701038000000000.304.304.477.78110217214.270.173.173.3430.000.000.004.6721.4026.15
1958PuebloWestA-20218092021211000000000.250.250.375.62530580.231.125.125.2740.000.000.002.5040.0025.00
1959Fort WorthAmAsInd-215217104115000000000.476.476.9051.38119621.450.429.429.5940.000.000.004.7621.0060.00
1959San AntonioTexAA-2194371571182271079000000000.318.318.496.81418439371.299.178.178.3560.000.000.002.7037.1033.05
1959Chicago CubsNLMLBchn4of211833050102001700002.152.176.212.3887134.192.060.091.1752.9420.597.000.000.0020.00
1960HoustonAmerAAA-22126473741532832680000000000.323.323.560.88326557473.284.237.237.3870.000.000.005.5018.1937.25
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn41of22124741302270051200001.277.346.489.83523452.333.212.319.3699.6223.082.403.8523.5030.77
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of231465297514720725866045705141111.278.338.484.82225652584.279.206.302.3547.7111.991.564.2821.1635.37
1962Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of24159618941842282291997072407311.298.369.466.83528852699.305.168.282.37010.0110.301.033.1528.0928.26
1963Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of25161612871753692595766878223912.286.358.497.85530470687.293.211.324.3739.9011.351.153.6424.4840.00
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of2616264510020139233981075984203811.312.370.532.90234374709.316.220.316.3938.3211.851.424.6519.5536.82
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of27164645115203396341081016576315720.315.377.552.92935679719.313.237.352.4059.0410.571.174.7318.9738.92
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of2816264810017923529916369614061612.276.347.461.80829957727.266.185.296.3499.498.390.883.9922.3431.84
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of291626349217621122884636867226813.278.346.481.82730561712.272.203.315.3669.559.410.993.9322.6434.66
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of301636429118530830984148532071013.288.336.500.83632168699.274.212.291.3746.877.581.104.2921.4036.76
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of31163642103188331021953259704031515.293.355.474.82930464708.301.181.274.3668.339.891.192.9730.5734.04
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of3216163613720534442129717265204913.322.391.586.97737380714.306.264.387.42510.089.100.905.8815.1439.02
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of331575948617927528937577443031817.301.383.505.88830060677.288.204.337.39211.376.500.574.1421.2133.52
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of3415057495191346371223162596082014.333.398.6061.00434877650.317.273.385.4419.549.080.955.6915.5140.31
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26of351565767216622220864376721061413.288.369.438.80725244659.298.150.283.35911.5310.930.953.0328.8026.51
1974Chicago CubsNLMLBchn261b-of36117404551132201668456744102129.280.382.453.83518338474.280.173.337.37614.149.280.663.3825.2533.63
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28dh3715552068127201238100766821379.244.341.419.76021844602.241.175.321.34612.6211.300.893.8222.6134.65
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28dh3812035136741201141425844013154.211.320.339.65911923413.211.128.299.29914.0410.650.762.6631.9131.08
B Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter612143865701038000000000.304.304.477.78110217214.270.173.173.0000.000.000.004.6721.4026.15
D Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter139468911444031799000000000.308.308.515.82324160468.282.207.207.0000.000.000.003.6327.5341.67
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter248893501410271143488426147590491045104643873182200.290.361.492.853459994810519.287.202.318.0009.939.941.004.0521.9534.97
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter241924140291521138170000000000.315.315.518.833479101924.286.203.203.0000.000.000.004.1124.3234.71
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter126473741532832680000000000.323.323.560.88326557473.284.237.237.0000.000.000.005.5018.1937.25
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter94371571182271079000000000.318.318.496.81418439371.299.178.178.0000.000.000.002.7037.1033.05
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter218092021211000000000.250.250.375.62530580.231.125.125.0000.000.000.002.5040.0025.00
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5217104115000000000.476.476.9051.38119621.450.429.429.0000.000.000.004.7621.0060.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2213847913062510402873921353864791193441667160187.296.364.503.86742628819504.293.207.319.0009.599.831.034.1221.6335.10
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter27587110420132134122421341122262213.231.333.387.720337671015.228.156.312.00013.2011.030.843.3525.6233.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626099217728628966368683151213.290.361.492.85329962685.287.202.318.0009.939.941.004.0521.9534.97
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626219419635726114000000000.315.315.518.83332268621.286.203.203.0000.000.000.004.1124.3234.71

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1959Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21OF10--18---18181.0001.80------1855.66.5
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22OF12--25-1-2625.9622.08------12100.07.8
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23OF135--2209113240229.9541.70------14692.587.7
1962Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24OF159--27318104301291.9671.83------159100.098.1
1963Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25OF160--2981342315311.9871.94------16199.498.8
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26OF162--2331413-260247.9501.52------162100.0100.0
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27OF164--29610102316306.9681.87------164100.0101.2
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28OF162--319983336328.9762.02------162100.0100.0
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29OF162--271331277274.9891.69------162100.0100.6
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30OF163--26149-274265.9671.63------163100.0100.6
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31OF159--25015122277265.9571.67------16397.598.1
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32OF160--2591331275272.9891.70------16199.498.8
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33OF154--284873299292.9771.90------15798.195.1
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34OF144-125423394-246242.9841.680.19-----15096.092.9
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn341B5-43424-546461.0009.201.07-----1503.33.2
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35OF138-11362531441271267.9851.930.24-----15688.585.7
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn351B19-15916720214189187.9899.841.18-----15612.211.8
1974Chicago CubsNLMLBchn361B65--56649948624615.9869.46------11755.640.1
1974Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36OF43--694227573.9731.70------11736.826.5
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak37DH145---------------15593.589.5
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak371B7--303153433.9714.71------1554.54.3
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38DH106---------------12088.365.8
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38OF1---------------1200.80.6
MLB Totals for OF - 17 season(s)-   OF2088-239035621431012438063705.9731.771.55-----20880.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH251---------------2510.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B96-202805761272893881.9879.184.36-----960.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1959Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21---------10-
1960Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22---------12-
1961Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23---------135-
1962Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24---------159-
1963Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25---------160-
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26---------162-
1965Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27---------164-
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28---------162-
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29---------162-
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30---------163-
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31---------159-
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32---------160-
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33---------154-
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34--5------144-
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35--19------138-
1974Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36--65------43-
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak37--7-------145
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38---------1106

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB3738000000001100000.000.111.000.111009.000.000.12511.1111.111.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs38000000001100000.000.111.000.111009.000.000.12511.1111.111.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn42Hitting Coach1626498.39527.06Preston Gomez,Joey Amalfitano
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn43Hitting Coach1033865.36921.56Joey Amalfitano
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn44Hitting Coach1627389.45119.05Lee Elia
1983Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak45Hitting Coach1627488.45725.04Steve Boros
1984Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak46Hitting Coach1627785.4757.04Jackie Moore,Steve Boros
1985Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak47Hitting Coach1627785.47514.05Jackie Moore
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn48Hitting Coach1607090.43837.05Gene Michael,Jim Frey,John Vukovich
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn49Hitting Coach1617685.47218.56Frank Lucchesi,Gene Michael
1988Gulf Coast Indians GCLRkMinorcle50Manager633825.6031.02 
1991Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle53Bullpen Catcher16257105.35234.07Mike Hargrove,John McNamara
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn54Hitting Coach1627884.48118.04Jim Lefebvre
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn55Hitting Coach1628478.51913.04Jim Lefebvre
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn56Hitting Coach1134964.43416.55Tom Trebelhorn
1994Watertown IndiansNYPLA-Minorcle56Hitting Coach744826.649--1Jeff DatzLost in Semi-Finals
1995Watertown IndiansNYPLA-Minorcle57Hitting Coach734627.630--1Joel SkinnerLeague Champions
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn57Hitting Coach1447371.50712.03Jim Riggleman
1996Watertown IndiansNYPLA-Minorcle58Hitting Coach754530.600--1Ted KubiakLost in Semi-Finals
1996Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn58Hitting Coach1627686.46912.04Jim Riggleman
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn59Bench Coach1626894.42016.05Jim Riggleman
1997Watertown IndiansNYPLA-Minorcle59Hitting Coach753936.52010.02Ted Kubiak
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn60Bench Coach1639073.55212.52Jim RigglemanLost in 1st Round (Braves)
1998Akron AerosEastAAMinorcle60Hitting Coach1418160.574--1Joel SkinnerLost in Semi-Finals
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn61Bench Coach1626795.41430.03Jim Riggleman
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn62First Base Coach1626597.40130.06Don Baylor
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn63First Base Coach1628874.5435.03Don Baylor
2010Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn72Senior Advisor1627587.46316.05Mike Quade,Lou Piniella
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1961National League Rookie of the Year1
1964MLB Player of the Month (May)1
1972MLB Player of the Month (July) ... National League Player of the Week (July 10-July 16)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1976-11-09Released by Athletics. 
1974-10-23TradeTraded by Cubs to Athletics for Manny Trillo, Bob Locker and Darold Knowles. 
1956-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.