Billy Goodman - 1951 Bowman

William Dale “Billy” Goodman (1926-1984) was instrumental in Hall of Famer Lary Doby’s decision to play professional baseball as he and Mickey Vernon coerced the young centerfielder while the three were serving together in the United States Navy during World War II in 1945. Billy began playing professionally with the Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association before the Boston Red Sox purchased his contract in 1947. Goodman played 11 seasons with the Red Sox (1947-1957) and despite showing virtually no homerun power, he hit .290 or better in each season from 1948 to 1958, the last two seasons as a member of the Baltimore Orioles (1957) and Chicago White Sox (1958-1961). In 1950, however, Billy led the American League in hitting with a .354 average, one year after becoming an AL All-Star for the first of two appearances. New York Yankees second baseman Phil Rizzuto collected 50 more hits and stole ten more bases than Goodman in 1950, despite hitting 30 points lower as he won the AL Most Valuable Player award with Goodman finishing second. His play in the field and ability at the plate helped the Chicago White Sox win the American League pennant in 1959 for the first time since 1919. Billy retired as a member of the 1962 Houston Colt .45s having amassed 1,691 hits, 807 runs and 591 RBI while batting .300 for his 16-year career. In the field, ha e also posted a .978 fielding percentage.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
2 MINT 9
3 NM-MT+ 8.5
4 NM-MT 8 (69)

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