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The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: Peripatetic “Billy” is on his fourth major league team, having suited up for the Cleveland Naps, the Pirates, and the Boston Braves. Most recently, Casey Stengel, Dave Bancroft and Bill Cunningham were sent to Beantown in exchange for Southworth and hurler Joe Oeschger. A reliable right fielder, “Billy” can also be counted on to hit right around .300, and take his share of bases on balls. In 1920, he led the NL in caught stealing, with 25, against 23 successful swipes. Perhaps he’s got honest legs. “Billy” bats left, throws right, stands 5’9” and weighs 170 lbs.


Birth Date: March 9, 1893
Birth Location: Harvard, NE
Death Date: November 15, 1969
Death Location: Columbus OH, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: August 4, 1913
Final Game Date: July 9, 1929
Years Played: 14
Games Played: 1,192
At Bats: 4,359
Runs: 661
Hits: 1,296
Doubles: 173
Triples: 91
Home Runs: 52
RBIs: 561
Stolen Bases: 138
Base on Balls: 402
Batting Average: 0.297
Position: Right Fielder

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