Terry, Bill

William Harold Terry
Born: October 30, 1898, Atlanta, Georgia
Died: January 9, 1989, Jacksonville, Florida
Played For: 
New York Giants (1923-1936)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1954

Bill Terry's outstanding hitting overshadowed his excellence as a first baseman. Batting over .320 nine years in a row and collecting over 200 hits in six seasons, his offensive prowess climaxed with a .401 average in 1930. Terry was the National League MVP in 1930 and retired with an average of .341 -- a modern National League record for left-handed batters. He then succeeded John McGraw as manager and won three pennants with the Giants.

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Did You Know: 
that Bill Terry is the last National League player to have garnered a record nine hits in a doubleheader when he turned the trick on June 18, 1929?
Hitting is business. With two strikes you really protect that plate.