Keeler, Willie

William Henry Keeler
Born: March 3, 1872, Brooklyn, New York
Died: January 1, 1923, Brooklyn, New York
Played For: 
New York Giants (1892-1893, 1910), Brooklyn Grooms (1893), Baltimore Orioles (1894-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1909)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1939

Wee Willie Keeler's motto of "Hit 'em where they ain't," garnered him two batting titles, eight straight years of 200 or more hits and a 44-game hitting streak in 1897. Gifted with a keen eye and exceptional speed, Keeler's place-hitting prowess resulted in 13 straight seasons batting over .300 and a career mark of .341. Though he began his professional career as a left-handed third baseman, the diminutive Keeler went on to become an outstanding right fielder.

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Did You Know: 
that Willie Keeler used one of the shortest, yet heaviest bats in Major League history, just 30 inches long but weighing 46 ounces?
He may have been small in size but he was huge with the bat.
Ted Williams