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 Billy Hamilton

Billy Hamilton

Original Name William Robert
Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 16 Dec 1940 (aged 74)
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Border Avenue, Lot 207, Grave 15
Memorial ID 21222 · View Source
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Baseball Hall of Famer. In a 14 year career "Sliding Billy" established himself as one of the premier offensive players of his era. He played for the Kansas City Cowboys, Philladelphia Phillies, and Boston Beaneaters in a career lasting from 1888 until 1901. During his career he played in 1,591 games, amassing 2,158 hits, a career batting average of .344 and an on base percentage of .455. He hit 40 home runs, had 736 runs batted in and scored 1,690 runs. Hamilton was a speedster and stole 912 bases, a mark that still stands as third all time. He holds the record for stolen bases in a game with seven which he accomplished on August 31, 1894. He was an outfielder who had a .926 fielding percentage. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1961.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21222
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Hamilton (16 Feb 1866–16 Dec 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21222, citing Eastwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .