1909 Ramly (T204)
Wee Willie Keeler
William Henry “Wee Willie” Keeler (1872-1923) was the shortest player, at between 5’4”-5’7” tall, to be inducted to into Cooperstown. Keeler had a keen eye for hitting and had more than 200 hits for eight consecutive seasons (1894-1901) and won two batting titles (1897, 1898). Wee Willie Keeler’s motto of “hit ‘em where they ain’t.” served him well as he batted over the .300-mark for 13 straight seasons, finishing his career with a .345 batting average. Keeler also accumulated 1,719 runs scored and 2,932, second only to Cap Anson at the time of his retirement. In 1897, Keeler set a Major League record, hitting in 44 consecutive games, a record that stood until 1941 when Joe DiMaggio hit in a current record 56-straight contests. Wee Willie Keeler played 19 seasons for the New York Giants, Brooklyn Grooms/Superbas, Baltimore Orioles and New York Highlanders. William Henry “Wee Willie” Keeler was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.