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From BR Bullpen
William Crawford Alvord (Uncle Bill)
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
- Height 5' 10", Weight 187 lb.
- Debut April 30, 1885
- Final Game July 8, 1893
- Born August 10, 1863 in St. Louis, MO USA
- Died April 7, 1927 in St. Petersburg, FL USA
 Biographical Information
Billy Alvord was an infielder for five different teams from 1885 to 1893. He was also known as William Charles Alvord, although his recently uncovered death certificate confirms that his middle name was Crawford.
In 1899 he was working for a "Detroit tobacco house".
"Billy Alvord, the new manager of the Fort Waynes, is not only one of the most gentlemanly and exemplary ball players in the profession, but one of the best." - Sporting Life of June 4, 1892