Today Is ‘Billy Williams Day’!!!!

On June 29, 1969, the Chicago Cubs held ‘Billy Williams Day’ at Wrigley Field.

While an event of this caliber is usually reserved for a player in his final year or final home stand as a member of the home team, I guess that the Cubs organization thought so much of Mr. Williams that they chose this day to honor him.

So, 41 years later I will carry on this tradition.  Today, I will celebrate the main player that brought me back to the hobby of collecting baseball cards – ‘Sweet Swinging Billy Williams’!!

The below pin was handed out to all in attendance at Wrigley back on June 29, 1969.

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One response to “Today Is ‘Billy Williams Day’!!!!

  1. Great post – I have one of those pins as well – a few years ago I sent it to Billy c/o the Cubs. I figured it would probably never come back, but it did – SIGNED! What a guy – he included a note to verify he signed it…. So here’s to Billy. Love his statue as well.

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