William Wattison Horton
Positions: Leftfielder and Designated Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 209 lb.
Born: October 18, 1942 in Arno, VA
High School: Northwestern HS (Detroit, MI) by the Signed Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1961.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 10, 1963 (Age 20)
vs. WSA 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Tigers/Mariners/Rangers/Indians/BlueJays/... 1963-1980 Final Game: October 5, 1980 (Age 37)
vs. TEX 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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News -- November 2013
11/28 Baseballhotcorner.com: 10 Reasons Detroit Tiger Fans Ought To Give Thanks: The Detroit Tigers mean a lot to me. I have been fortunate enough to shake Al Kaline‘s hand, witness Lou Whitaker hit one ... News -- October 2013
10/16 Cards Conclave: Not The Same Thing: It’s 1130 West Coast time, with first pitch about 90 min away. I’m stuck on hold because the Outlook server I use ... News -- June 2013
6/4 Baseball News Source: Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera Named AL Player of the Month: Miguel Cabrera is at it again this season, putting up masterful offensive numbers in a season that could very well result in a ... News -- May 2013
5/20 Billy-Ball.com: Tigers with three-homer games: No Tiger has ever hit four homers in a game, but Cecil Fielder is a three-time three-homer hitter and now Miguel Cabrera has done ...
5/2 WasWatching: Baseball History Triva Question For Yankees FansWhat do Darrell Evans, Willie Horton, Dale Long, Fred Merkle, John Stearns and Mickey Vernon all have in common? ... News -- April 2013
4/23 Motor City Bengals: Hereditary Fandom: My prolonged absence Motor City Bengals is in part because of my grandpa, who has recently been having serious health problems. ...
4/15 The Writer's Journey: Fun Cards Submissions: First pitches (part 1): TWJ contributor Patrick asked if I considered making “fun cards” out of the ceremonial first pitch photos I had posted ...
4/11 The Writer's Journey: More ceremonial first pitches: The highest honor that can be bestowed on a person is to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day, but it’s pretty darn ...
4/9 Motor City Bengals: The Cutoff Man: Bad Tigers DHs, Not Taking Playoffs For Granted, and Cabrera Gives Back: Tigers DHs: The sad history – Bless You Boys Early on the Tigers used the DH as the pasture to which famed 1960s-era ... News -- January 2013
1/21 Through The Fence Baseball: Remembering eccentric Texas Rangers owner Brad Corbett: “An aggressive, affable, bright, natural-born salesman, a man with an infectious, loving and generous nature.” “He is very ... News -- November 2012
11/15 Blog Red Machine: Jay Bruce Wants to be a Red Forever: Coming from the desk of Mark Sheldon… In a couple of weeks, (Jay) Bruce will make a lifetime commitment to his fiancee when ... News -- August 2012
8/23 High Heat Stats: Derek Jeter IS having a very unusual season…: Admist the allegations about Derek Jeter this morning, I thought I’d check just how unusual his late-career resurgence is. ... News -- May 2012
5/15 D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today: Flashback: Harper’s Shot Recalls Another D.C Phenom’s First Homer: Bryce Harper ensured his place in Washington baseball history even before he became the youngest major leaguer since 1998 to hit ... News -- March 2012
3/13 High Heat Stats: Quiz – Make Mine a Ruben with Chili: This quiz may be a little tougher (I think). But you guys are sharp, so no doubt you’ll surprise me. Here’s a list ... News -- December 2011
12/16 The Writer's Journey: Retired Numbers: #23: Only one Hall of Famer in this group, though there is quite a lot of support among fans for Donnie Baseball. Willie Horton, Detroit ... News -- October 2011
10/9 B-R Blog: All-time Tigers/Rangers team: Here are the top players by position to play in the majors for both the Tigers and the Rangers: C: Ivan Rodriguez, Mickey Tettleton ... News -- July 2011
7/31 B-R Blog: 13 Or More 5+ RBI Games Since 1919: Since 1919, how many players have 13+ games in their career with 5+ RBI? Here's the list - Rk Player #Matching PA AB H 2B 3B ...
7/24 B-R Blog: 4 BoSox hitters on pace for 6 Wins Above Replacement: Through Saturday 7/23, Red Sox hold 4 of the AL's top 5 spots in Wins Above Replacement* for position players: #2 - Dustin Pedroia, ...
7/12 B-R Blog: 9+ Games Of aLI>=1.3, and WPA>=.37 and RE24>=2.5: Fooling around with Play Index, I asked it show me players with the most games where: aLI>=1.3, and WPA>=.37 and RE24>=2.5 ... News -- June 2011
6/8 Baseball Musings: Northrup Passes: Jim Northrup died today, Wednesday: Jim Northrup, a Michigan native who became a hero of the Detroit Tigers’ 1968 championship ... News -- January 2011
1/11 B-R Blog: Mailbag: Biggest Differences Between HR Leader and Runner-Up: Here's a question from Ehud: "Jose Bautista was the AL home run king in 2010, while the second-place HR leader (Paul Konerko) ...
1/10 B-R Blog: 39+ Games As DH With WPA >= .15: So, who are the leaders in terms of most games as a Designated Hitter where their WPA in that contest was .15 or better? Here's ... News -- November 2010
11/4 B-R Blog: Should the Red Sox pick up their option on David Ortiz?: The Red Sox have until midnight tonight to decide whether to pick up their 1-year, $12 million 2011 option on DH David Ortiz. ... News -- August 2010
8/14 B-R Blog: Post 1919 Batters With Most 3+ HR Games: Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in the Yankees game this evening. Since 1920, heading into today, which players had the most ...