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Bill Sweeney

  • Original Name William
  • Birth 6 Mar 1886 Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 26 May 1948 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 14030785

Major League Baseball Player. The jack-of-all-trades broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1907, but after appearing in only three games, he was traded along with outfielder Newt Randall to Boston on June 24 for outfielder-first baseman Del Howard. He played for Boston, known as the Doves, Rustlers and Braves, through the 1913 season. After switching to a heavier bat, he became more productive at the plate. In 1911, he batted .314 with 33 doubles and 63 runs batted in. He hit safely in 31 consecutive games that season. The following year he batted .344, third in the National League, with 31 doubles, 13 triples and 100 RBIs. He was traded with cash on February 11, 1914 to the Cubs for second baseman Johnny Evers, who didn't want to remain with the club after being fired as manager. For his eight-year career, he hit .272 with 153 doubles, 40 triples, 11 homers and 389 RBIs. He played 566 games at second base, 279 at third base, 156 at shortstop, 18 at first base and 11 in the outfield.

Bio by: Ron Coons


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 22 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14030785
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bill Sweeney (6 Mar 1886–26 May 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14030785, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .