Billy Cox - 1951 Bowman

William Richard “Billy” Cox (1919-1978) was considered one of the greatest fielding third basemen the game had ever seen until the debut of Hall of Fame third bagger Brooks Robinson. The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Billy in 1940 and he played one season (1941) before spending four years in the service during World War II. Upon his return, Cox played two more years in Pittsburgh (1946-1947) but was then traded with Gene Mauch and Preacher Roe to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Hal Gregg, Dixie Walker and Vic Lombardi in one of the worst trades in Pirates history. He spent seven seasons at the hot corner with the Dodgers (1948-1954) and finished his career with the Baltimore Orioles (1955). Billy was a member of the one of the greatest infields in Dodgers history alongside Gil Hodges at first and Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson at second and Pee Wee Reese at shortstop. In Brooklyn, Billy helped the Dodgers with three National League pennants (1949, 1952, 1953), but was traded once again with Preacher Roe to Baltimore, missing out on the Bums first World Series Championship in 1955. His best season came in 1951 when he batted .279 with 127 hits including 25 doubles and nine home runs and a career-high 51 RBI. Billy chose to retire rather than report to the Cleveland Indians in 1955 and ended his career with a .262 batting average, 974 hits, 66 home runs, 470 runs scored and 351 RBI. At the hot corner, he also posted a .962 fielding percentage with 2,186 assists and 318 double plays.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9 (10)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
08/21/2011 $2,882 10 434 Memory Lane, Inc. Sizziling Summer 2011 Auction 18864053
05/10/2015 $4,871 10 345 Memory Lane, Inc. Spring Break 2015 Auction Auction 21478723
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