Bill Terry

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Birthdate 10/30/1898
Death Date 1/9/1989
Debut Year 1923
Year of Induction 1954
Teams Giants
Position First Base

The last National Leaguer batter to hit .400 in a season, Bill Terry had more than 200 hits six times in seven years from 1929 through 1935.

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Bill Terry signed photo to Cy Young Centennial chairman Tom Eakin

Bill Terry signed photo to Cy Young Centennial chairman Tom Eakin

A mainstay for the John McGraw Giants, first baseman Bill Terry helped New York to three pennants and one World Series title. Terry was so respected that he would eventually replace McGraw as the Giants’ skipper. In that capacity he likewise led the team to three pennants and a World Series championship. The NL’s last .400 hitter, Terry was inducted into
SABR founder secures Bill Terry's autograph just after he's voted into the HoF

SABR founder secures Bill Terry's autograph just after he's voted into the HoF

In 1971 the “Cooperstown 16” met just after induction to talk baseball and form a new entity. After a debate about what to name the new organization, the men decided on the Society for American Baseball Research or SABR. Keith Sutton was one of the founding members of SABR, a writer, his

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