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William F. Greenwood

  • Bats Both, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 7½", Weight 180 lb.

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[edit] 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".

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1887)
  • 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 1 (1887)

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