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Full Name: Claude Preston Williams Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 5' 9"/160 First Game: September 17, 1913
Birthdate: March 9, 1893 Final Game: September 25, 1920
Birthplace: Aurora, Missouri MLB Experience: 7 years
Died: November 4, 1959
Deathplace: Laguna Beach, California
Bat/Throw: Right/Left


Biography

Born on March 9, 1893 in Aurora, Missouri, Lefty Williams (Claude Preston Williams) played for the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox over the course of his 7 year career. Williams broke into the bigs on September 17, 1913 with the Detroit Tigers, and put up a 2.89 ERA in 224.1 innings pitched in 1916, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Lefty Williams's best season was 1919, when he posted a 2.64 ERA, won 23 games and struck out 125 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1913 DET A 5 4 1 3 4.97 9 18 16 3 0 1 29 34 0 4 0 1 1
1914 DET A 1 1 0 1 .00 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0
1916 CHI A 43 26 13 7 2.89 138 99 72 10 2 1 224.1 220 5 65 0 2 8
1917 CHI A 45 29 17 8 2.97 85 94 76 8 1 1 230 221 3 81 0 5 9
1918 CHI A 15 14 6 4 2.73 30 32 32 7 2 1 105.2 76 0 47 0 2 5
1919 CHI A 41 40 23 11 2.64 125 104 87 27 5 1 297 265 7 58 0 0 11
1920 CHI A 39 38 22 14 3.91 128 145 130 25 0 0 299 302 15 90 0 4 12
Total 189 152 82 48 3.13 515 497 413 80 10 5 1186 1121 30 347 0 14 46

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1913 DET A P 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1914 DET A P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1916 CHI A P 43 0 0 9 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1917 CHI A P 45 0 0 8 46 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .931
1918 CHI A P 15 0 0 3 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .920
1919 CHI A P 41 0 0 8 54 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1920 CHI A P 39 0 0 8 57 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .956
Total P 189 0 0 36 217 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 .955

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1913 DET A 5 10 1 1 0 0 .100 .182 .100 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
1914 DET A 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1916 CHI A 43 74 5 10 0 4 .135 .220 .189 2 1 7 30 1 0 0 0 0
1917 CHI A 45 67 5 6 0 2 .090 .187 .119 0 1 8 19 0 6 0 0 0
1918 CHI A 15 38 4 5 0 2 .132 .154 .132 0 0 1 14 0 3 0 0 0
1919 CHI A 41 94 10 17 0 10 .181 .252 .245 2 2 9 28 0 12 0 0 0
1920 CHI A 39 101 5 22 0 11 .218 .269 .257 2 1 7 16 0 8 0 0 0
Total 189 384 30 61 0 29 .159 .227 .201 6 5 33 112 1 29 0 0 0

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