Ken Williams Stats

Ken Williams was born on Saturday, June 28, 1890, in Grants Pass, Oregon. Williams was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 14, 1915, with the Cincinnati Reds. 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 Ken Williams baseball stats page.

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"It's hard to understand why Kenny Williams isn't enshrined in Cooperstown. He played with the Reds, St. Louis Browns, and Boston Red Sox from 1915 to 1929. One of baseball's finest hitters, he compiled a lifetime batting average of .319, 46th all-time. His slugging average of .531 is 23rd and his on-base percentage (.393) tied for 60th. During 3 sensational years at the height of his career (1921-1921) Williams averaged 116 runs scored, 194 hits, 34 doubles, 10 triples, 31 home runs, 121 RBIs, 25 stolen bases, and a .345 batting average. In 1925 he was beaned and played in only 102 games, but he drove in 105 runs, hit 25 homers, clubbed 31 doubles, and batted .331 with a .613 slugging average. Kenny's 39 home runs and 155 RBIs led the AL in 1922. He hit .331 and stole 37 bases, and was the first man to ever hit 30 home runs, steal 30 bases, and hit .300 in one season." - 1992 Conlon Baseball Card (The Sporting News, 1992, #442)

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Birth Name:
Kenneth Roy Williams
Nickname:
Ken
Born On:
06-28-1890  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Grants Pass, Oregon
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-22-1959 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Grants Pass, Oregon
Cemetery:
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Grants Pass, Oregon
High School:
Fort Pleasant High School (San Jose, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
07-14-1915 (Age 25)
Last Game:
08-10-1929
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Ken Williams Pitching Stats

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Ken Williams Hitting Stats

1915 25 Reds 71 219 22 53 10 4 0 0 16 15 - 20 7 - 2 - .242 .297 .324
1916 26 Reds 10 27 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 - 5 0 - 0 - .111 .172 .111
1918 28 Browns 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 0 0 - 0 - .000 .500 .000
1919 29 Browns 65 227 32 68 10 5 6 0 35 26 - 25 11 - 2 - .300 .376 .467
1920 30 Browns 141 521 90 160 34 13 10 1 72 41 - 26 26 - 4 - .307 .362 .480
1921 31 Browns 146 547 115 190 31 7 24 0 117 74 - 42 21 - 4 - .347 .429 .561
1922 32 Browns 153 585 128 194 34 11 39 2 155 74 - 31 12 - 7 - .332 .413 .627
1923 33 Browns 147 555 106 198 37 12 29 0 91 79 - 32 10 - 2 - .357 .439 .623
1924 34 Browns 114 398 78 129 21 4 18 0 84 69 - 17 11 - 1 - .324 .425 .533
1925 35 Browns 102 411 83 136 31 5 25 1 105 37 - 14 11 - 3 - .331 .390 .613
1926 36 Browns 108 347 55 97 15 7 17 1 74 39 - 23 14 - 1 - .280 .354 .510
1927 37 Browns 131 423 70 136 23 6 17 0 74 57 - 30 15 - 1 - .322 .403 .525
1928 38 Red Sox 133 462 59 140 25 1 8 0 67 37 - 15 15 - 1 - .303 .356 .413
1929 39 Red Sox 74 139 21 48 14 2 3 0 21 15 - 7 7 - 0 - .345 .409 .540
14 Years 1,397 4,862 860 1,552 285 77 196 5 913 566 - 287 160 - 28 - .319 .393 .530

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Ken Williams Fielding Stats

1915 Reds CF 8 8 174 14 1.8 13 11 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.02
1915 Reds LF 54 52 1,233 121 2.2 115 106 9 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.52
1916 Reds CF 1 0 8 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1916 Reds LF 8 8 192 20 2.5 19 18 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.67
1919 Browns CF 63 61 1,677 190 3.0 178 168 10 12 3 n/a n/a n/a .937 2.87
1920 Browns CF 44 44 1,110 121 2.8 112 107 5 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .926 2.72
1920 Browns LF 94 94 2,478 241 2.6 236 224 12 5 7 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.57
1921 Browns LF 145 143 3,753 381 2.6 355 331 24 26 5 n/a n/a n/a .932 2.55
1922 Browns CF 17 16 423 38 2.2 35 33 2 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .921 2.23
1922 Browns LF 137 137 3,654 364 2.7 355 340 15 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.62
1923 Browns LF 145 145 3,840 368 2.5 356 333 23 12 5 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.50
1924 Browns LF 110 110 2,781 282 2.6 272 259 13 10 2 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.64
1925 Browns LF 102 102 2,640 265 2.6 253 242 11 12 4 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.59
1926 Browns 2B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1926 Browns CF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1926 Browns LF 90 87 2,289 211 2.3 200 188 12 11 2 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.36
1927 Browns CF 4 3 90 9 2.3 7 7 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .778 2.10
1927 Browns LF 110 109 2,859 276 2.5 268 253 15 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.53
1928 Red Sox LF 127 123 3,012 272 2.1 263 253 10 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.36
1929 Red Sox 1B 2 0 18 8 4.0 8 8 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
1929 Red Sox CF 30 26 486 71 2.4 68 67 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.78
1929 Red Sox LF 11 2 48 10 0.9 10 8 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.63
1929 Red Sox RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
LF Totals 1,133 1,112 28,779 2,811 2.5 2,702 2,555 147 109 36 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.53
CF Totals 168 158 3,971 446 2.7 416 395 21 30 6 n/a n/a n/a .933 2.83
1B Totals 2 0 18 8 4.0 8 8 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
RF Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2B Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
13 Years 1,305 1,270 32,777 3,265 2.5 3,126 2,958 168 139 43 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.58

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Ken Williams Miscellaneous Stats

1915 Reds 4 3 .571 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.0 13.7 - - -
1916 Reds 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.4 27.0 - - -
1918 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 1.0 - - -
1919 Browns 7 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 37.8 9.1 6.5 - - -
1920 Browns 18 8 .692 3 0 n/a 52.1 20.0 7.2 - - -
1921 Browns 20 17 .541 1 0 n/a 22.8 13.0 4.7 - - -
1922 Browns 37 20 .649 0 0 n/a 15.0 18.9 3.8 - - -
1923 Browns 18 17 .514 2 0 n/a 19.1 17.3 6.1 - - -
1924 Browns 20 11 .645 5 0 n/a 22.1 23.4 4.7 - - -
1925 Browns 10 5 .667 0 0 n/a 16.4 29.4 3.9 - - -
1926 Browns 5 4 .556 16 0 n/a 20.4 15.1 4.7 - - -
1927 Browns 9 7 .563 18 0 n/a 24.9 14.1 5.7 - - -
1928 Red Sox 4 9 .308 6 0 n/a 57.8 30.8 6.9 - - -
1929 Red Sox 1 5 .167 33 0 n/a 46.3 19.9 6.6 - - -
14 Years 154 106 .592 84 0 n/a 24.8 16.9 5.3 - - -

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Ken Williams Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1915 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1916 Cincinnati Reds n/a Undetermined n/a -
1918 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1919 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1920 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1921 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1922 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1923 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1924 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1925 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1926 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1927 St. Louis Browns n/a Undetermined n/a -
1928 Boston Red Sox n/a Undetermined n/a -
1929 Boston Red Sox n/a Undetermined n/a -
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Kenneth Roy Williams was a Major League Baseball player with the Cincinnati Reds (1915-1916), St. Louis Browns (1918-1927), and Boston Red Sox (1928-1929). Ken not only led every American League slugger in home runs in 1922 (39 | Top 25 | 1st Brownie HR Champ), but his RBI total that year (155 | Top 25 ), was the most in franchise history ( through today ), even after the Browns became the Baltimore Orioles !

Ken Williams Baseball Card

Ken Williams | 1921 Exhibits Baseball Card | Baseball Almanac Collection

Did you know that when Ken Williams hit three home runs in a game in a game, on April 22, 1922 , he became the first player in American League history to hit three home runs in a game ?

Did you know that Ken Williams only stole 30+ bases once during his career, in 1922, which happened to be the only season he hit 30+ home runs, and that combination made him the first player in Major League history to join the 30-30 Club ?

Did you know that Ken Williams only played in 102 games in 1925 , reached the 100-RBI plateau, and is still the American League record holder for fewest games played during a 100-RBI season? Who holds the same mark in the NL? [ Answer ]

On August 7, 1922 , Ken Williams hit two home runs in the same inning (6th), tying the Major League record for Most Home Runs in an Inning —this is the first instance by an American League player (since duplicated many times). Photoshopped news clippings:

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Ken Williams Record | The El Paso Herald | August 8, 1922

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