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 William Harold “Bill” Terry

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William Harold “Bill” Terry

  • Birth 30 Oct 1898 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 9 Jan 1989 Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Plot Garden Cloister Mausoleum, Project F, Unit 3, Section C
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  • Memorial ID 5959

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Manager. For fourteen seasons (1923 to 1936), he played at the first-base position with the New York Giants. He marked his Major League debut on September 24th, 1923 and appeared in 3 games that year. In 1930, Terry posted a .401 batting average and to date is the last player in the National League to hit .400. During the course of his career, he exceeded a .300 batting average eleven-times and topped 200 hits six-times (including his league leading 254 hits in 1930). In addition, he led the league with 20 triples in 1931. During the 1932 season, Terry succeeded the legendary John McGraw as manager of the Giants and led New York (as a player-manager) to the World Series title in 1933 and the National League Pennant in 1936. He retired as a player after the 1936 season and remained to serve as manager until 1941; he guided his team to an additional pennant berth in 1937. In 1,721 career regular season games, he amassed 2,193 hits with a .341 lifetime batting average. In 16 total World Series contests, he recorded 18 hits with a .295 batting average. He compiled a 823 win 661 loss managerial record. Terry was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954.

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  • Added: 25 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5959
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Harold “Bill” Terry (30 Oct 1898–9 Jan 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5959, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .