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Billy Jurges


The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: Here’s a scrappy infielder that just won’t give up on a ground ball. That gives him excellent range and fans love the extra effort. “Billy” was born May 9, 1908, in the Bronx. By age 19 he was a professional ballplayer with the Manchester Blue Sox. It would be the 1931 season before he would make the big leagues. To be honest, he’s just a .250 hitter but his real value to Chicago is as a fielder and team leader. Some say that he makes the Cubs finish a full place higher then they would otherwise.


Birth Date: May 9, 1908
Birth Location: Bronx, NY
Death Date: March 3, 1997
Death Location: Clearwater FL, USA
Weight: 175 lb
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: May 4, 1931
Final Game Date: September 9, 1947
Years Played: 17
Games Played: 1,816
At Bats: 6,253
Runs: 721
Hits: 1,613
Doubles: 245
Triples: 55
Home Runs: 43
RBIs: 656
Stolen Bases: 36
Base on Balls: 568
Batting Average: 0.258
Position: Short Stop

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