View Full Version : Billy Leo Williams
10-17-2006, 10:43 AM
He played in the major leagues from 1959 to 1976.
10-17-2006, 12:01 PM
Greatest player in Cubs history.
10-17-2006, 01:44 PM
Williams was a fine player and can make a claim to being one of the best players to ever perform in a Cubbies uniform, Maybe 2nd only to Cap Anson.
10-17-2006, 04:53 PM
Anson had 200 more RCAA than Williams, but gets 250 deducted for setting back the course of baseball 50 years with his racist tendencies
that puts Billy up to #1
10-18-2006, 09:11 AM
Rob Neyer had a column over the summer that showed that over the last 50 years, the 3-4 batting combination with the most longevity, by far, was Billy Williams/Ron Santo, who batted 3-4 together in 1,231 games, far more than No. 2 Ripken-Murray. (The rest, with some suprises: Mays/McCovey third, Baerga/Belle and Puckett/Hrbek tied for fourth, Oliva/Killebrew sixth, Clemente/Stargell seventh, Cedeno/Watson eighth, Bonds/Kent ninth, and Mathews/Aaron tenth). Santo and Williams should be together in Cooperstown, too.
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