Cy Williams

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Birthday
21, 1887
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Apr 23, 1974 (86)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
21, 1887
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Apr 23, 1974 (86)

About

Philadelphia Phillies slugger who was one of the top hitters in the National League in the early years after the dead-ball era.

Before Fame

He was spotted by a baseball scout in an exhibition baseball game between Notre Dame and a professional team; he turned the offer down to keep playing at ND but promised he'd consider Chicago first if he ever went pro.

Trivia

He showed himself to be a power hitter, leading the National League four times in home runs.

Family Life

He was born in Wadena, Indiana, a small town of only about 75 residents.

Associated With

Before joining baseball he played college football at Notre Dane, on the same line as Knute Rockne.