Dick Williams Stats

Dick Williams was born on Tuesday, May 7, 1929, in St. Louis, Missouri. Williams was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 10, 1951, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dick Williams baseball stats page.

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"Dick Williams spent so many years waiting for the call from the Hall of Fame, the final few minutes were especially excruciating for the man who took the A's to World Series titles in 1972 and 1973 . 'They said they would call and let me know the results around 7 a.m.,' Williams said Monday. 'Then 7 a.m. came, no call. At 7:01, no call. At 7:02, my wife and I looked at each other, no call. Between 7:02 and 7:03, the phone rang and it blew our minds. We're just so thankful. Norma and I broke down and cried.'" - Columnist Susan Slusser in the San Francisco Chronicle (12/04/2007)

Dick Williams

Dick Williams Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#125 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Dick Williams Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#125 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Richard Hirschfeld Williams
Nickname:
Dick
Born On:
05-07-1929  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
St. Louis, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-07-2011 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Pasadena High School (Pasadena, CA)
College:
Pasadena City (Junior) College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
06-10-1951 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-22-1964
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Dick Williams Pitching Stats

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Dick Williams Hitting Stats

1951 22 Dodgers 23 60 5 12 3 1 1 0 5 4 - 10 0 - 0 0 .200 .250 .333
1952 23 Dodgers 36 68 13 21 4 1 0 0 11 2 - 10 1 - 0 4 .309 .329 .397
1953 24 Dodgers 30 55 4 12 2 0 2 0 5 3 - 10 1 - 1 1 .218 .271 .364
1954 25 Dodgers 16 34 5 5 0 0 1 0 2 2 - 7 0 1 0 1 .147 .189 .235
1956 27 Dodgers 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286
1956 27 Orioles 87 353 45 101 18 4 11 1 37 30 1 40 7 0 0 10 .286 .342 .453
1957 28 Orioles 47 167 16 39 10 2 1 0 17 14 3 21 3 0 0 6 .234 .293 .335
1957 28 Indians 67 205 33 58 7 0 6 0 17 12 0 19 1 1 1 7 .283 .324 .405
1958 29 Orioles 128 409 36 113 17 0 4 0 32 37 4 47 10 4 2 17 .276 .336 .347
1959 30 Athletics 130 488 72 130 33 1 16 0 75 28 1 60 11 6 5 13 .266 .309 .436
1960 31 Athletics 127 420 47 121 31 0 12 1 65 39 3 68 1 5 1 16 .288 .346 .448
1961 32 Orioles 103 310 37 64 15 2 8 0 24 20 0 38 5 5 0 7 .206 .251 .345
1962 33 Orioles 82 178 20 44 7 1 1 0 18 14 0 26 2 2 1 8 .247 .303 .315
1963 34 Red Sox 79 136 15 35 8 0 2 0 12 15 0 25 0 1 0 3 .257 .329 .360
1964 35 Red Sox 61 69 10 11 2 0 5 0 11 7 0 10 0 0 1 4 .159 .247 .406
13 Years 1,023 2,959 358 768 157 12 70 2 331 227 12 392 42 25 12 97 .260 .312 .392

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Dick Williams Fielding Stats

1951 Dodgers LF 15 15 339 22 1.5 22 21 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.75
1952 Dodgers 1B 1 1 27 11 11.0 11 10 1 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.00
1952 Dodgers 3B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1952 Dodgers CF 7 6 174 18 2.6 18 18 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.79
1952 Dodgers LF 18 9 237 25 1.4 25 24 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.85
1953 Dodgers CF 3 2 57 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.95
1953 Dodgers LF 17 7 219 19 1.1 17 17 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .895 2.10
1953 Dodgers RF 8 3 111 6 0.8 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.46
1954 Dodgers CF 2 2 45 6 3.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1954 Dodgers LF 13 5 180 10 0.8 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1956 Orioles CF 66 66 1,581 172 2.6 171 170 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.92
1956 Orioles LF 9 3 102 9 1.0 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.38
1956 Orioles RF 19 10 261 27 1.4 25 24 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .926 2.59
1956 Orioles 1B 10 3 108 43 4.3 43 36 7 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.75
1956 Orioles 2B 10 0 66 10 1.0 9 4 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 3.68
1956 Orioles 3B 4 3 90 8 2.0 7 4 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 2.10
1957 Orioles 1B 12 8 255 92 7.7 92 82 10 0 12 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.74
1957 Orioles 3B 15 12 390 51 3.4 49 21 28 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.39
1957 Orioles CF 14 14 324 34 2.4 34 33 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.83
1957 Orioles LF 15 5 165 11 0.7 11 10 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1957 Orioles RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1957 Indians 3B 19 18 492 57 3.0 53 23 30 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .930 2.91
1957 Indians CF 22 21 504 52 2.4 50 49 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.68
1957 Indians LF 17 10 294 29 1.7 29 29 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.66
1958 Orioles 1B 26 22 579 182 7.0 181 175 6 1 21 n/a n/a n/a .995 8.44
1958 Orioles 2B 7 0 51 7 1.0 7 5 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.71
1958 Orioles 3B 45 26 711 86 1.9 79 32 47 7 5 n/a n/a n/a .919 3.00
1958 Orioles CF 41 37 900 100 2.4 99 97 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.97
1958 Orioles LF 34 5 285 25 0.7 25 24 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.37
1958 Orioles RF 15 12 255 26 1.7 26 25 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.75
1959 Athletics 1B 32 28 747 251 7.8 249 233 16 2 32 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.00
1959 Athletics 2B 3 0 12 3 1.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1959 Athletics 3B 80 77 1,953 258 3.2 247 83 164 11 10 n/a n/a n/a .957 3.41
1959 Athletics CF 2 2 54 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
1959 Athletics LF 14 7 228 17 1.2 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.01
1959 Athletics RF 8 6 183 9 1.1 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.33
1960 Athletics 1B 34 28 714 266 7.8 264 247 17 2 15 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.98
1960 Athletics 3B 57 53 1,440 182 3.2 173 62 111 9 13 n/a n/a n/a .951 3.24
1960 Athletics LF 25 24 606 66 2.6 66 64 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.94
1961 Orioles 1B 20 11 327 135 6.8 135 123 12 0 10 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.15
1961 Orioles 3B 2 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1961 Orioles CF 2 0 15 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1961 Orioles LF 75 63 1,557 93 1.2 90 87 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.56
1961 Orioles RF 1 1 21 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1962 Orioles 1B 21 12 417 147 7.0 147 134 13 0 13 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.52
1962 Orioles 3B 4 0 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1962 Orioles LF 21 17 423 29 1.4 29 29 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.85
1962 Orioles RF 9 8 144 14 1.6 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.63
1963 Red Sox 1B 11 5 171 49 4.5 49 46 3 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.74
1963 Red Sox 3B 17 13 369 42 2.5 41 16 25 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 3.00
1963 Red Sox LF 7 4 132 3 0.4 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.61
1964 Red Sox 1B 21 0 111 35 1.7 35 31 4 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.51
1964 Red Sox 3B 13 5 201 25 1.9 24 7 17 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .960 3.22
1964 Red Sox LF 5 3 111 12 2.4 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.92
LF Totals 285 177 4,878 370 1.3 365 356 9 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.02
3B Totals 257 207 5,685 710 2.8 674 248 426 36 39 n/a n/a n/a .949 3.20
1B Totals 188 118 3,456 1,211 6.4 1,206 1,117 89 5 114 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.42
CF Totals 159 150 3,654 390 2.5 386 380 6 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.85
RF Totals 61 40 978 83 1.4 81 79 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.24
2B Totals 20 0 129 20 1.0 19 11 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.98
13 Years 970 692 18,780 2,784 2.9 2,731 2,191 540 53 157 n/a n/a n/a .981 3.93

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Dick Williams Miscellaneous Stats

1951 Dodgers 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 60.0 6.0 12.0 - - -
1952 Dodgers 0 0 .000 6 9 n/a 0.0 6.8 6.2 - - -
1953 Dodgers 0 0 .000 6 3 n/a 27.5 5.5 11.0 - - -
1954 Dodgers 0 0 .000 3 1 n/a 34.0 4.9 17.0 - - -
1956 Dodgers 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 0.0 - - -
1956 Orioles 5 5 .500 2 0 n/a 32.1 8.8 9.5 - - -
1957 Orioles 0 1 .000 4 4 n/a 167.0 8.0 9.8 - - -
1957 Indians 3 4 .429 9 6 n/a 34.2 10.8 12.1 - - -
1958 Orioles 0 6 .000 15 2 n/a 102.3 8.7 12.8 - - -
1959 Athletics 4 1 .800 9 0 n/a 30.5 8.1 6.5 - - -
1960 Athletics 0 0 .000 20 0 n/a 35.0 6.2 6.5 - - -
1961 Orioles 0 4 .000 21 4 n/a 38.8 8.2 12.9 - - -
1962 Orioles 0 0 .000 37 2 n/a 178.0 6.8 9.9 - - -
1963 Red Sox 0 0 .000 49 1 n/a 68.0 5.4 11.3 - - -
1964 Red Sox 0 0 .000 27 4 n/a 13.8 6.9 6.3 - - -
13 Years 12 21 .364 223 36 n/a 42.3 7.5 8.9 - - -

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Dick Williams Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1951 Brooklyn Dodgers 38 Undetermined - -
1952 Brooklyn Dodgers 38 Undetermined - -
1953 Brooklyn Dodgers 38 Undetermined - Stats
1954 Brooklyn Dodgers 38 Undetermined - -
1956 Brooklyn Dodgers 38 Undetermined - -
1956 Baltimore Orioles 23 Undetermined - -
1957 Baltimore Orioles 23 Undetermined - -
1957 Cleveland Indians 36 Undetermined - -
1958 Baltimore Orioles 23 Undetermined - -
1959 Kansas City Athletics 23 Undetermined - -
1960 Kansas City Athletics 23 Undetermined - -
1961 Baltimore Orioles 10 Undetermined - -
1962 Baltimore Orioles 10 Undetermined - -
1963 Boston Red Sox 16 Undetermined - -
1964 Boston Red Sox 16 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Dick Williams was a truly versatile thirteen-year Major League utility player that became a coach, a manager, a front office consultant, and in 2008, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame? Williams was a highly respected, hard-driving, sharp-tongued (and controversial) manager from 1967 to 1969 and from 1971 to 1988. He led teams to three American League pennants (1967, 1972 & 1973), one National League pennant (1984) and two World Series championships ( 1972 & 1973 ). He is one of the few managers to win pennants in both the American and National League and he is only the second manager (the first was Bill McKechnie who led three National League teams; Pittsburgh in 1925, St. Louis in 1928, and Cincinnati in 1939, to the World Series) in Major League history to lead three different franchises (Boston in 1967, Oakland in 1972, and San Diego in 1984) to a World Series.

Dick Williams Hall of Fame Plaque
Dick Williams | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2008 ( HOF )
Dick Williams managed both an American League All-Star squad ( 1968 , 1973 & 1974 ) and a National League All-Star squad ( 1985 ). He had one 100-win team, the 1971 Oakland Athletics , and won the Associated Press Manager of the Year Award three times (1967, 1971 & 1979). A breakdown of his managerial records appears below:

1967 to 1969 Boston Red Sox Manager (260 Wins, 217 Losses, 1 Pennant)

1971 to 1973 Oakland Athletics Manager (288 Wins, 192 Losses, 2 Titles)

1974 to 1976 California Angels Manager (147 Wins, 194 Losses

1977 to 1981 Montreal Expos Manager (380 Wins, 347 Losses)

1982 to 1985 San Diego Padres Manager (337 Wins, 311 Losses, 1 Pennant)

1986 to 1988 Seattle Mariners Manager (159 Wins, 192 Losses)

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