From BR Bullpen
William F. Greenwood
- Bats Both, Throws Left
- Height 5' 7½", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut September 16, 1882
- Final Game October 15, 1890
- Born 1857 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died May 2, 1902 in Philadelphia, PA USA
 Biographical Information
Billy Greenwood holds the record for the most career games played at second base as a left-handed thrower. In spite of his low batting averages, Bill was consistently a regular at second base for various teams in the American Association in the 1880s.
He also played a number of years in the minors for teams in the Eastern part of the country.
The book Baseball in Baltimore: the First 100 Years has a photo of the 1888 Baltimore Orioles which includes him. The book Baseball in Columbus has a photo of the 1889 Columbus Solons team which includes him.
In addition to playing second base as a lefty, he also appeared in 30 games at shortstop.
His obituary in Sporting Life said that he dropped dead on the street while discussing baseball. It mentioned that he had captained a number of his teams, and that illness forced his retirement from baseball. After that he had been a weaver.
News articles generally called him "Billy".
 Notable Achievements
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1887)
- 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 1 (1887)