A report on Billy Williams

Williams in 1969
Williams in 1964
1975 Oakland Athletics #23 Billy Williams road jersey
Retired number 26 at Wrigley Field

American former professional baseball left fielder who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs and two seasons for the Oakland Athletics.

- Billy Williams
Williams in 1969

16 related topics with Alpha

Overall

Chicago Cubs

4 links

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

The late-1960s brought hope of a renaissance, with third baseman Ron Santo, pitcher Ferguson Jenkins, and outfielder Billy Williams joining Banks.

Banks in 1969

Ernie Banks

2 links

American professional baseball player who starred in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs between 1953 and 1971.

American professional baseball player who starred in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs between 1953 and 1971.

Banks in 1969
1955 Bowman trading card
Banks in 1964
1967 advertisement
Banks' retired number 14 at Wrigley Field in Chicago
Banks and Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts on the float representing the Cubs organization at the 2010 Chicago Pride Parade
Ernie Banks' grave monument in Graceland Cemetery

Later, when Banks felt like becoming more vocal, he discussed the issue with teammate Billy Williams, who advised him to remain quiet.

Ponca City Baseball team

1 links

Home to numerous minor league baseball teams between 1923 and 1957, playing at Conoco Park.

Home to numerous minor league baseball teams between 1923 and 1957, playing at Conoco Park.

Baseball Hall of Fame member Billy Williams played for the Ponca City Cubs in 1956–1957.

Santo at Wrigley Field in 1973

Ron Santo

1 links

American Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs from 1960 through 1973 and the Chicago White Sox in 1974.

American Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs from 1960 through 1973 and the Chicago White Sox in 1974.

Santo at Wrigley Field in 1973
Santo in 1961
Santo in 1969
Retired number at Wrigley Field

With one out, Paul Popovich hit a single and moved up to second base after another single by Billy Williams.

Jenkins in 1973

Ferguson Jenkins

1 links

Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and coach.

Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and coach.

Jenkins in 1973
Jenkins in 1997

Jenkins pitched the complete game for the Cubs, and Billy Williams hit a home run in the final inning for the victory.

Burlington Bees

0 links

The Burlington Bees are a collegiate summer baseball team of the Prospect League.

The Burlington Bees are a collegiate summer baseball team of the Prospect League.

Burlington Community Field

Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Billy Williams, Paul Molitor and Larry Walker played for Burlington.

Wrigley Field in 2018

Wrigley Field

2 links

Major League Baseball stadium located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Major League Baseball stadium located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Wrigley Field in 2018
Wrigley Field in 2022
Videoboard above new left field bleacher seats in 2015
Closeup of Wrigley Field's ivy
Wrigley's distinctive ivy-covered outfield walls in 2006
View of the right field bleacher seats before the 1060 Project renovations began
April 2006 view from a rooftop across Waveland Avenue
The scoreboard at Wrigley Field is operated by hand.
The iconic marquee outside Wrigley Field
The marquee was temporarily painted purple for the 2010 Land of Lincoln Trophy college football game.
Installed in 1934, the marquee was removed for restoration for the first time in 2015.
Wrigley Field configured for soccer in 2012.
Hockey rink layout during the 2009 NHL Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Red Wings
Some Wrigley Field advertising in 2007
The north exterior of Wrigley Field, with manual scoreboard visible, as it appears during the offseason. This picture was taken prior to the outfield bleacher expansion, which brought the bleachers over the sidewalk.
Fans on Waveland Avenue during a 2009 game.
at Wrigley Field is served by Red Line trains. This view is now blocked by buildings constructed in 2007.

In the seventh inning of Ken Holtzman's first no-hitter, on August 19, 1969, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit a ball that looked headed for the bleachers, but the wind caught it just enough for left fielder Billy Williams to leap up and snare it.

San Antonio Missions

0 links

The San Antonio Missions are a Minor League Baseball team of the Texas League and the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

The San Antonio Missions are a Minor League Baseball team of the Texas League and the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Nate Freiman

In just four years in the Cubs' system, more than 50 alumni reached the major leagues—including future Hall of Famers Ron Santo (1959) and Billy Williams (1959).

Pueblo Dodgers

0 links

Located in Pueblo, Colorado and played in the Western League from 1947 to 1958.

Located in Pueblo, Colorado and played in the Western League from 1947 to 1958.

Billy Williams (1958) Inducted, 1987

Ron Santo was the only player elected to the Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee.

Golden Era Committee

1 links

One of three 16-member committees appointed by the board of directors of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 2010 to replace the National Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Baseball Veterans (best known as the Veterans Committee), which had been formed in 1953.

One of three 16-member committees appointed by the board of directors of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 2010 to replace the National Baseball Hall of Fame Committee on Baseball Veterans (best known as the Veterans Committee), which had been formed in 1953.

Ron Santo was the only player elected to the Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee.
Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, Golden Era Committee member, 2011.
Luis Tiant, Golden Era Ballot candidate, 2011 and 2014
Dick Allen, one of two candidates that missed election to the Hall of Fame by a single vote in 2014.

Hall of Famers (8): Hank Aaron, Pat Gillick, Al Kaline, Ralph Kiner, Tommy Lasorda, Juan Marichal, Brooks Robinson, Billy Williams