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Royle Eldon Stillman

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Royle Stillman played parts of 2 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles before spending the entire 1977 season with the Chicago White Sox. He started 24 games, 12 as a DH, 8 in Left Field, 4 in Right Field and 1 at First base, and was 3 for 20 as a pinch hitter.

Royle Stillman often makes the list of left-handed shortstops, even though he never actually appeared in the field at shortstop. That's because Earl Weaver sometimes batted him first in the lineup and listed him as a shortstop, but then took him out after his batting appearance and put the real shortstop into the game. In 1975, Stillman hit .429 in his 14 at-bats while the shortstop Mark Belanger hit .226 on the year.

Stillman's minor league career was 1969-80, except for when he was in the majors. In 1970 he hit .342 for Bakersfield and in 1973 he hit .354 for Rochester.

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