Ken Williams

Ken Williams
Birthdate 6/28/1890
Death Date 1/22/1959
Debut Year 1915
Year of Induction
Teams Browns, Red Sox, Reds
Position Left Field

In 1922 the Browns’ Ken Williams became baseball’s first 30-homer, 30-steal man and the first AL player to homer twice in the same inning.

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Heilbroner Baseball Bureau information card filled out and signed by Ken Williams in 1914 before his MLB debut

Heilbroner Baseball Bureau information card filled out and signed by Ken Williams in 1914 before his MLB debut

Ken Williams was one of the most prolific home run hitters of his day. Each season from 1921 through 1927 he finished in the top four in the American League home run race, topping the junior circuit in 1922. The big leagues’ charter member of the 30-homer, 30-stolen base club, Williams enjoyed
Reverse of the Ken Williams Heilbroner card with a list of the teams he played for from 1913-1916

Reverse of the Ken Williams Heilbroner card with a list of the teams he played for from 1913-1916

The back of the card provides a partial list of the teams for which Ken Williams played at the start of his career: 1913 – Regina, 1914 – Edmonton, 1915 – Spokane, 1915 – Cincinnati, 1916 – Spokane, Portland Oregon. He also played for Spokane in 1914. The Heilbroner cards provide a way for collectors

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