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William Paul Holden

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.

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Bill Holden made his big-league debut on September 11, 1913 at the age of 23. He was impressive in the 18 games he played in 1913, batting .302 in 53 at-bats, walking eight times and striking out five times.

That success did not carry over to 1914, though. He started the season off with the Yankees, hitting .182 in 50 games with them. On July 6 of that year, he was sent to the Baltimore Orioles of the International League. On September 15, he was signed as a free-agent by the Reds, and in 28 at-bats with them he hit .214. He finished the season hitting .187.

He played his final game on September 25, 1914. In 79 career games, Holden hit .211 in 246 at-bats. He collected 52 hits, six of which were doubles and three of which were triples. He scored 20 runs, drove 21 runs in, and he stole two bases. He walked 27 times and struck out 36 times. He committed three errors in his career for a .981 fielding percentage.

He was the second of three managers of the Knoxville Smokies in 1925 and also managed the Pensacola Pilots in 1927.

He died in 1971 and is buried in Pfeiffer Cemetery in Pensacola, FL.

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