36. Billy Hamilton
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 15, 1866 in Newark, NJ USA
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: July 31, 1888
  • Final Game: September 16, 1901
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Billy Hamilton arrived to Boston at age 30 and while his best years were behind him he was still a very good and fast player who changed baseball games with his speed.  In the six years he was with the Beaneaters he hit the 100 Runs Scored mark in four of them, with two of them exceeding 150.  In 1897, his 152 Runs were enough to lead the National League.  In the past, Hamilton led the NL in Stolen Bases four times (plus one in the AA).  He didn’t have the same speed with Boston but he still swiped bases 274 times.  His batting eye was still excellent as he led the NL in Walks his first two seasons as a Beaneater and he had two OBP titles.  His Boston numbers would see him collect 885 Hits with a .339 Batting Average and an incredible On Base Percentage of .456.

Hamilton would be chosen for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1961 via the Veteran’s Committee.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the Philadelphia Phillies for Billy Nash 11/14/95.
  • Departed: Released 4/12/02.
  • Games Played: 690
  • Notable Statistics: 652 Runs Scored
    895 Hits
    95 Doubles
    28 Triples
    14 Home Runs
    284 RBI
    273 Stolen Bases
    .339/.456/.413 Slash Line
    23.8 bWAR

    No Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest On Base Percentage (1896 & 1898)
    Highest OPS (1898)
    Most Runs Scored (1897)
    Most Walks (1896 & 1897)
    Highest OPS+ (1898)

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