Billy DeMars - 1951 Bowman

William Lester “Billy” DeMars (August 26, 1925-) played shortstop and third base for 14 year in the minor leagues, but was only able to crack a Major League lineup for 80 games over three seasons. The Brooklyn Dodgers originally signed Billy amidst World War II, but he did not debut in the Major Leagues until 1948 with the Philadelphia Athletics, who selected him in the 1947 Rule 5 Draft. DeMars’ best year of professional baseball came in 1947 with the Class-B Asheville Tourists of the Tri-State League when he batted .328 with 140 hits in 112 games. As a Major Leaguer, Billy DeMars hit .237 with 50 hits, 29 runs and 14 RBI in three years with the Athletics (1948) and the St. Louis Browns (1950-1951). Billy’s playing days, however, did not end until 1960 when he retired from the field of play having collected 1,103 hits and a .267 batting average1,248 minor league games. Beginning in 1959, DeMars served as a minor league manager for six different minor league teams on various levels, compiling a 485-477 record in 964 games.



Condition Census (Explain)

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