William Derrick Bates
Positions: Second Baseman and Pinch Runner
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 7", Weight: 155 lb.
Born: December 7, 1963 in Houston, TX
High School: Aldine HS (Houston
School: University of Texas at Austin (Austin
Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft.
Debut: August 17, 1989 (Age 25.253, 13,276th in MLB history)
vs. BOS 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Reds 1989-1990
Last Game: October 2, 1990 (Age 26.299)
vs. HOU 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- September 2014
- 9/10 The Writer's Journey: Fun Cards: 1991 Topps Billy Bates: Billy Bates never had a Cincinnati Reds baseball card, but he is fondly remembered by Reds fans for his role in Game 2 of the...
News -- August 2014
- 8/22 Reviewing the Brew: Beating the Bushes: Top Farm Teams in Brewers History, #11 Beloit: Nine weeks agoI began a weekly series looking back at some of the top farm squads in the history of Brewers baseball, dating back...
News -- September 2013
- 9/8 Blog Red Machine: What a Week for Billy Hamilton: Okay, this has zero to do with Billy Hamilton’s offense. It’s all about his speed. And sure, it’s only been a week,...
News -- February 2013
- 2/28 The Writer's Journey: Fun Cards: 2013 Topps Eric Davis: The 1990 Reds celebrate their extra-inning win in Game 2 of the 1990 World Series. Glenn Braggs is bear-hugging Billy Bates, who...
News -- March 2012
- 3/19 The Writer's Journey: The Cincinnati Reds by Mark Stewart (Team Spirit series, 2012): The Cincinnati Reds by Mark Stewart (Team Spirit series) Norwood House Press, 2012 48 pages Looking for a way to get your kids...
News -- January 2012
- 1/19 Bus League Baseball: All-Time MLB Draft: Round 4 (Picks 151-200): At least a year ago, maybe longer, I had an idea: wouldn’t it be cool to go through every draft pick in major league history,...