William Hildreth Hawes
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 155 lb.
- Debut May 1, 1879
- Final Game October 15, 1884
- Born November 17, 1853 in Nashua, NH USA
- Died June 16, 1940 in Lowell, MA USA
Bill Hawes showed you could play professional baseball in the 19th Century without spending much time at the major league level. He spent nearly 20 years as a professional, from 1876 to 1893. He was an amateur player in 1874-75.
After baseball he ran a tavern and owned a pawn shop.
"The veteran Billy Hawes is now captaining the Lowells and is handling his men well. He leads the New England League in base-running." - Sporting Life, July 9, 1892
". . . one of the crack first basemen of his day . . ." - Sporting Life, Sept. 1, 1900