Billy Williams

Billy Williams

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Description (Brief)
1964 Topps round, metal, silver colored bottlecap #44 with a color photograph of Billy Williams, outfielder for the Chicago Cubs on the front and statistics on reverse. Billy Williams was one of many All-Stars featured on milk bottle caps to encourage fans to acquire each cap in the collection.
Billy Williams was a left fielder well known for his consistent batting average who played for the Cubs (1959-74) and the Athletics (1975-76). Between 1961 and 1973, he hit twenty home runs or more in thirteen consecutive seasons. In 1961, he was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year and played in the All Star games in 1962, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1972, and 1973. In 1987, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle cap
date made
1964
depicted
Williams, Billy
maker
Topps Chewing Gum
Topps Chewing Gum
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
ID Number
1982.0566.02
accession number
1982.0566
catalog number
1982.0566.02
subject
Baseball
Professional
Major League
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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