Royle Stillman

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Royle Eldon Stillman

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Royle Stillman played parts of two seasons for the Baltimore Orioles before spending the entire 1977 season with the Chicago White Sox. He started 24 games (12 DH 8 LF 4 RF and 1 1B) and was 3 for 20 as a pinch hitter.

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 - usually the light-hitting Mark Belanger - into the game. In 1975, Stillman hit .429 in his 14 at-bats while Belanger hit .226 on the year.

Stillman's minor league career spanned 1969-1980, except for when he was in the majors. In 1970, he hit .342 for the Bakersfield Dodgers and in 1973, he hit .354 for the Rochester Red Wings.

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