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Billy Sample

+ Played in Major Leagues 1978-1986
Positions: OF-843, DH-19, 2B-2
Proper Name: William Amos Sample
Born: April 2, 1955 (59.303) in Roanoke, Virginia
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 175 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Andrew Lewis (Salem,VA)
College: James Madison University
Drafted: 1976 -- 10th round (228th overall) by Texas Rangers (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:September 2,1978 (23.153)
TBC Player ID:17529
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Organizations:TEX, NYA, ATL
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  • Salary Information
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed as Free Agent by Twins.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Traded by Yankees to Braves for Miguel Sosa.
    Traded by Rangers with Eric Dersin to Yankees for Toby Harrah.
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Texas Rangers in 10th round (228th overall) of 1976 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by Texas Rangers in 28th round (613rd overall) of 1973 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    1986Atlanta Braves$ 470,0002511565$ 60,000$ 386,347
    1985New York Yankees$ 435,0002541758$ 60,000$ 370,780

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