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Encyclopedia > Billy Hamilton (baseball player)
Billy Hamilton on an 1887-1890 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)).
Billy Hamilton on an 1887-1890 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)).

William Robert "Sliding Billy" Hamilton February 16, 1866 - December 15, 1940, was a 19th century Major League Baseball player. He holds a number of offensive records that still stand today. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame (along with Max Carey) by the Veterans Committee in 1961. Download high resolution version (350x640, 35 KB)Billy Hamilton on a 1887-1890 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)). Image from: [1] This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (350x640, 35 KB)Billy Hamilton on a 1887-1890 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)). Image from: [1] This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Goodwin & Company is a national executive search firm headquartered in Washington, DC. The firm specializes in recruiting for not-for-profit, corporate and government organizations with local national and international public policy interests. ... An example of a 1915 Cracker Jack Charles Comiskey card. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Born in Newark, New Jersey, "Sliding Billy" Hamilton broke into the Majors in the American Association with the Kansas City Cowboys in 1888 and established himself as a star the following season by batting .301 with 144 runs and 111 stolen bases. Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]    - City 67. ... The American Association (AA) was a baseball major league from 1882 to 1891. ... Billy Hamilton of the Kansas City Cowboys on a 1887-1890 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)). For the National Football League team, see Kansas City (NFL). ... See also: 1887 in sports, other events of 1888, 1889 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Football (soccer) The Football League founded - Preston North End champions FA Cup - West Bromwich Albion beat Preston North End 2-0 April 7... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ...


Hamilton joined the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League in 1890 and continued his trend-setting ways over the following six years, averaging 146 runs and 92 stolen bases a season while hitting as high as .404 (in 1894). In 1896, he moved to the Boston Beaneaters, for whom he played his final six seasons. Although his numbers declined, Hamilton still scored over 100 runs in all but two of those seasons. He holds the major league record for runs scored in a season, scoring 198 runs in 1894. Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) unofficially Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1944-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada (until 2005 when the Montreal Expos moved to Washington) and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... See also: 1889 in sports, other events of 1890, 1891 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball World Series - Brooklyn NL ties Louisville AA 3 games to 3 with one tie. ... See also: 1893 in sports, other events of 1894, 1895 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing First contest organised in Paris. ... See also: 1895 in sports, other events of 1896, 1897 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket The Ashes - England win 3 test series 2-1 County Cricket Championship - Yorkshire Ice Hockey Winnipeg Victorias win their 1st Stanley Cup... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


Hamilton retired after the 1901 season. Over his career he compiled 912 stolen bases, a .344 batting average and 1690 runs in 1591 games; he is one of only a handful of players to average more than one run per game played. His .455 career on base percentage is ranked 4th all time behind Ted Williams, Babe Ruth and John McGraw, and his 912 stolen bases rank 3rd behind Rickey Henderson and Lou Brock. He also holds the record for most stolen bases in one game, with seven, set August 31, 1894. See also: 1900 in sports, other events of 1901, 1902 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Essendon wins the 5th VFL Premiership (Essendon 6. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who played 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot, with the... For the eponymous band, see Babe Ruth (band). ... John Joseph McGraw (April 7, 1873–February 25, 1934), nicknamed Little Napoleon and Muggsy, was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is baseballs major-league all-time leader in stolen bases, by a very wide margin [1]. He is also its most prolific run scorer ever. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... See also: 1893 in sports, other events of 1894, 1895 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing First contest organised in Paris. ...

Baseball Hall of Fame
Billy Hamilton (baseball player)
is a member of
the Baseball
Hall of Fame

When Hamilton was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1961, he was the first New Jersey native so honored, and remains the only one from the northern part of the State, although Alabama-born Monte Irvin grew up in East Orange and South Carolina-born Larry Doby grew up in Paterson. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Montford Merrill Monte Irvin (born February 25, 1919 in Columbia, Alabama) is a former outfielder and right-handed batter in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball who played with the Newark Eagles (1938-42, 46-48), New York Giants (1949-55) and Chicago Cubs (1956). ... East Orange is a city located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Lawrence Eugene Larry Doby (December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003), was an American professional baseball player in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. ... The skyline of Paterson, New Jersey, showing the canyon of the Passaic River in the foreground. ...


Accomplishments

  • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (1961)
  • 3rd all time for stolen bases in a career (912)
  • Led the Major Leagues in stolen bases (1889-91, 1894, 1895)
  • Led the National League in batting average (1891, with .340)
  • Led the National League in runs scored (1891, with 141)
  • Led the National League in hits (1891, with 179)
  • Led the National League for times on base (1891)
  • Led the Major Leagues in batting average (1893, with .380)
  • Led the Major Leagues in runs scored (1894-95, 1897)
  • Led the Major Leagues for times on base (1894, 1896-97)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...

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    Preceded by
    Jack Glasscock
    National League Batting Champion
    1891
    Succeeded by
    Dan Brouthers
    Preceded by
    Dan Brouthers
    National League Batting Champion
    1893
    Succeeded by
    Hugh Duffy

     
     

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