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Billy Sullivan


Ty Cobb says: “To my mind, Billy Sullivan of the Chicago White Sox was one of the smartest catchers ever to work in the Big Leagues. He was a star backstop long after he had lost his speed and ginger, and when he naturally moved about stiff-legged, because the years of service stooping behind the bat had cramped his muscles. Sullivan was always thinking up ways to cross his opponents, which is the secret of shrewd ness in baseball. A man must pull the unexpected to cross up his opponents. Believe me, Billy won many a battle for the White Sox with his head.”


Birth Date: October 23, 1910
Birth Location: Chicago, IL
Death Date: January 4, 1994
Death Location: Sarasota FL, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: June 9, 1931
Final Game Date: September 3, 1947
Years Played: 12
Games Played: 962
At Bats: 2
Runs: 347
Hits: 820
Doubles: 152
Triples: 32
Home Runs: 29
RBIs: 388
Stolen Bases: 30
Base on Balls: 240
Batting Average: 0.289
Position: Catcher

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