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Bill O'Neill (baseball)

MLB Player information
NameBill O'Neill
PositionOutfielder
BatsSwitch
ThrowsRight
MLB debutMay 7, 1904 for the Boston Americans
Last MLB appearanceOctober 7, 1906 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average.243
Home runs2
Runs batted in42
Teams
*Boston Americans (1904) *Washington Senators (1904) *Chicago White Sox (1906)
*World Series champion (1906)

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William John (Bill) O'Neill (January 22, 1880 - July 20, 1920) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Americans (1904), Washington Senators (1904) and Chicago White Sox (1906). O'Neill was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Playing at shortstop in his 1904 rookie season for the Red Sox, O'Neill committed six errors during a 13-inning game to become the only 20th century major league player to record six errors in a game. In the midseason he was traded to Washington in the same transaction that brought Kip Selbach to Boston. In 1906 O'Neill was a member of the Chicago White Sox team that won the World Championship over the Chicago Cubs in six games.

In a two-season career, O'Neill was a .243 hitter with two home runs and 42 RBI in 206 games played.

O'Neill died in Woodhaven, New York, at the age of 40.




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