Billy Williams


Billy Williams (b. 1938) played outfield in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs (1959-74) and Oakland Athletics (1975-76). 1961's National League's Rookie of the Year, Williams was a six-time All-Star and 1972's batting champion.

Finishing with a lifetime .290 average, 426 home runs and 1,475 runs batted in, the long-time Cub was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987.

Date Made: 11970

Depicted: Williams, BillyReferenced: Chicago CubsMaker: Topps Company, Inc.

Associated Place: United States: New York, Brooklyn

Name Of Sport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: Major LeagueProfessionalWeb Subject: Sports


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Credit Line: Chris Hughes

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0456.160Accession Number: 1979.0456Catalog Number: 1979.0456.160

Object Name: Card, Baseball

Physical Description: cardboard (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_672387

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