Baseball player. Born– June 15, 1938, in Whistler, Mobile County, Ala. Parents– Frank and Jessie Mary Williams. Married– Shirley Williams, February 25, 1960. Children– Four. Education– Mobile County Training School. Played baseball, minor leagues, 1956-1960; Chicago Cubs, 1961-1974; Oakland Athletics, 1974-. National League’s Rookie of the Year, 1961; National League’s Player of the Year, 1970; Major League’s Player of the Year, 1972. Played in six All-Star games. Established National League record, most consecutive games played, 1117.
Who’s Who among Black Americans; Billy, the Classic Hitter.
Billy, the Classic Hitter. New YorK; Rand-McNally, 1974.
Iron Man. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1970.