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Encyclopedia > Willie Harris
Willie Harris

Harris, with the Braves in June 2007
Atlanta Braves — No. 22
Left fielder
Born: June 12, 1978 (1978-06-12) (age 29)
Bats: Left Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
September 22001 for the Baltimore Orioles
Selected MLB statistics
(through 2007)
Avg     .247
HR     7
RBI     85
Teams

William Charles Harris (born June 22, 1978 in Cairo, Georgia, in the United States) is a second baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Atlanta Braves organization. Harris was formerly a member of the Baltimore Orioles (2001), Chicago White Sox (2002-05) and Boston Red Sox (2006). He bats left handed and throws right handed. He attended Kennesaw State University. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Cairo is a city in Grady County, Georgia, United States. ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Kennesaw State University, commonly known as Kennesaw State, is a public, coeducational university part of the University System of Georgia, and is located in unincorporated Kennesaw, Georgia, USA, approximately 20 miles north of Atlanta. ...

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Career

In a five season-career, Harris is a .251 hitter with six home runs and 62 RBI in 398 games played. Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


Versatility and speed are his biggest strengths, as Harris has the ability to play all three outfield positions as well as second base, where he started 28 games in 2005. He also started two games at shortstop in 2005. His most productive season came in 2004, when he posted career-numbers in average (.262), RBI (27), runs (68), hits (107), doubles (15) and at-bats (409). Harris also notched a career high of 19 stolen bases. In 2005, he stole 10 bases in 56 games. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Bengie Molina of the Anaheim Angels (in gray and red) scores a run by touching home plate after rounding all the bases. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ...


In the 2005 playoffs, Harris went 2-for-2 in the postseason with an RBI, one stolen base, and one run scored. Harris's successful pinch-hit single in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series against the Houston Astros would prove to be decisive after Harris scored on an RBI single by Jermaine Dye. Not only was the run the game-winner, it was the only run which would be scored in the Series-clinching Game 4. The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Jermaine Terrell Dye (born January 28, 1974 in Vacaville, California) is a right fielder in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox. ...


2006

  • The Boston Red Sox signed Harris to a one-year, split contract. He went to spring training camp as a non-roster invitee, but he figured to have a strong chance to make the Opening Day roster.
  • On April 20, Harris had his contract purchased by the Boston Red Sox and was added to the 40-man roster.

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2007

The Atlanta Braves and Oakland Athletics completed a trade on April 29, as the Braves sent outfielder Ryan Langerhans to the A’s in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. To fill Langerhans' spot, Atlanta purchased the contract of Willie Harris from AAA Richmond. is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ryan David Langerhans (born February 20, 1980 in San Antonio, Texas) is a Major League Baseball player with the Washington Nationals. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1966-Present) Minor League affiliations International League South Division Major League affiliations Atlanta Braves (1966-Present) Name Richmond Braves (1966-Present) Ballpark The Diamond (1966-Present) Minor League titles League titles 1978, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2007 Division titles Owner(s)/Operated by: Atlanta Braves (Liberty Media...


Harris went on to have a career year in 2007. He hit near .400 during the month of May and went in to the All-Star Break with a .342 average. He led the team with 17 stolen bases. On June 30, Willie Harris tied a career personal record with 3 stolen bases in a 6-5 win over the Marlins. He posted a remarkable night on July 21: In a 14-6 rout of the St. Louis Cardinals, Harris went 6-for-6 with four singles, two triples, six RBI, four runs scored, and a stolen base. He became just the second player in Atlanta history and the seventh in franchise history to have six hits in a game. But Harris' numbers in the second half of the season dropped precipitously. He had a .214 average, a .294 on base percentage, and a .354 slugging average after the all-star break. is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...


On August 9, the Braves were beating the NL East-leading New York Mets 7-3 entering the bottom of the 9th at Shea Stadium. After Braves reliever Tyler Yates yielded three runs to bring the Mets within one, Óscar Villarreal came on to pitch. The first hitter he faced, first baseman Carlos Delgado, hit what appeared to be a solo home run to make it a tie game. Harris ranged back in left field, stopped just before the wall and jumped, robbing the home run and preserving the lead. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... Tyler Kali Yates (born August 7, 1977 in Lihue, Hawaii) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball currently playing with the Atlanta Braves. ... Oscar Eduardo Villarreal (born November 22, 1981 in Nuevo León, Mexico) is a relief pitcher who currently plays for the Atlanta Braves (2006-present). ... This article is about the baseball player. ...


Highlight

The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... In baseball, a pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... Freddy Antonio García also known as Freddy Ga, (born June 10, 1976 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... In baseball, a single is the most common type of base hit, accomplished through the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Jermaine Terrell Dye (born January 28, 1974 in Vacaville, California) is a right fielder in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ...

Facts

  • Harris is one of three people to be from Cairo, Georgia and play Major League Baseball. The others are Ernest Riles and Jackie Robinson.
  • He played under his uncle Ernest Riles as his coach for a local league in Cairo before going professional.
  • He was given the nickname "Peapod" by Ken (Hawk) Harrelson.
  • Willie was the everyday starter in 2004 for the Chicago White Sox. The 2004 White Sox also had future second baseman hall of famer Roberto Alomar on the club however manager Ozzie Guillen started Willie more games than Alomar that season.
  • Harris is one of only two Atlanta Braves to have six hits in a single game. The other is Felix Milan.

Ernest Riles (born October 2, 1960 in Cairo, Georgia) is a former shortstop and third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Kenneth Smith Harrelson (born September 4, 1941 in Woodruff, South Carolina), nicknamed The Hawk due to his resemblance to a winged mammal, is a former first baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball who currently serves as a television broadcast announcer for the Chicago White Sox. ... Roberto Alomar Velázquez (born February 5, 1968 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player (1988-2004), considered by many to be one of the best second basemen in history. ...

External link

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

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FOX Sports on MSN: Willie Harris - Scouting (159 words)
Harris has not mastered lefties, which forces him to be platooned.
Harris is a gifted athlete who has terrific range at second base, especially covering ground to his left and toward the foul line on popups.
Harris can play center and left fields, which gives him value as a utility man. He's a quality basestealer and can fly going first to third.
Willie Harris (1485 words)
WILLIE BRUCE HARRIS was born on March 13, 1933 in Calmer/Rison, Arkansas.
Willie was the youngest of six children, with four brothers and one sister.
Willie said, "I knew right away she was the one," and made her his bride.
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