Bill Hassamaer

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William Louis Hassamaer
(Roaring Bill)

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"In the voting contest for the most popular Senator, Roaring Bill Hassamaer leads . . ." - Sporting Life, July 6, 1895

Roaring Bill Hassamaer played three seasons in the majors. He was a regular on the 1894 Washington Senators, playing right field as well as infield and posting the second highest batting average on the team.

He was a regular again in 1895 but his batting average slipped and he was sold to the Louisville Colonels near the end of the season. The following season with the Colonels, he continued to hit for a low average and he appeared in his last major league game on July 6.

He continued to play in the minors through at least 1899.

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