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Cox, Billy


From the "This Great Game" card back: Obstacles? Billy Cox didn’t believe in them. In World War II he once had his helmet blown off in an explosion. He patted his head, dusted off his lid, and kept fighting. In the South Pacific he contracted malaria, which left him with a dreadful stomach ailment for years, but it didn’t stop him from playing in the big leagues after the war. As third baseman for Brooklyn he was overshadowed by superstar teammates, but Billy shrugged it off and did it his job, playing in three World Series for the Dodgers. “I know when the ball goes to third, Billy’s got it,” teammate Don Newcombe said. 


Birth Date: August 29, 1919
Birth Location: Newport, PA
Death Date: March 30, 1978
Death Location: Harrisburg PA, USA
Weight: 150 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 20, 1941
Final Game Date: June 11, 1955
Years Played: 11
Games Played: 1,058
At Bats: 3,712
Runs: 470
Hits: 974
Doubles: 174
Triples: 32
Home Runs: 66
RBIs: 351
Stolen Bases: 42
Base on Balls: 298
Batting Average: 0.262
Position: Third Baseman

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