10. Ken Williams
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 28, 1890 in Grants Pass, OR USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: July 14, 1915
  • Final Game: August 10, 1929
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Ken Williams' contract was purchased from Portland of the Pacific Coast League in June of 1917, but he was drafted into the military in early 1918, so it was not until 1919 where he played 65 Games with a .300 Batting Average.  That wasn't bad, but e a breakout season the year after was about to come.

In 1920, Williams was an everyday outfielder, playing mostly in left.  That year until 1925, he would always bat at least .300, with four of those years seeing him reach .300.  In addition, he had an On Base Percentage of at least .410 from 1921 to 1924 and was in the top eight in that stat.  Williams was part of the power revolution of the game, as he was in the top four in Home Runs in the American League each year from 1921 to 1925.  He would win the Home Run Title (39), and RBI Title (155) in ’22, and was the Slugging Champion in 1925 with a percentage of .613.

By 1926, Williams was 36, and he was no longer the same player.  He had two more years with the Browns before being sold to the Boston Red Sox after the 1927 season.  With St. Louis, he had 1,308 Hits with 185 Home Runs and a Slash Line of .326/.403/.558.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Purchased from Portland (PCL) 6/10/17.
  • Departed: Purchased by the Boston Red Sox for $10,000 12/15/27.
  • Games Played: 1109
  • Notable Statistics: 757 Runs
    1,308 Hits
    236 Doubles
    70 Triples
    185 Home Runs
    811 Runs Batted In
    144 Stolen Bases,
    .326/.403/.558 Slash Line
    40.3 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest Slugging Percentage (1925)
    Most Total Bases (1922)
    Most Home Runs (1922)
    Most Runs Batted In (1922)
    Highest Power-Speed # (1922 & 1924)
    Most Assists by a Leftfielder (1921)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Leftfielder (1920)

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