William Robert Hamilton is professionally nicknamed Sliding Billy. He is a pro baseball player of the 19th century in Major League Baseball (MLB). His outstanding skills made him play for Boston Beaneaters, Kansas City Cowboys, Philadelphia Phillies and more from 1888 to 1901. Billy played National League and won the battling title of National League two times and led National League in stolen bases multiple times by eclipsing 100 on five occasions. Every time Billy plays, he set a league record for runs and rank at the top. Being a .344 hitter, he was elected in 1961 to the National Baseball Hall of Home through the Veterans Committee.
Billy Hamilton was born in 1866 on 16th February in Newark, New Jersey. At a very young age, Hamilton moved along with his family to Clinton, Massachusetts. He was raised by his parents named Mary and Samuel Hamilton, who emigrated from Ireland to New Jersey. He was of Scottish ancestry, and his biographer named Roy Kerr even mentioned evidence that he was descended from Ulster-Scots people. In his teenage, he started working in the Clinton cotton mill.
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Hamilton was a great player, and he broke into multiple major leagues with Kansas City Cowboys in American Association during 1888. He was known to be a star because of .301 with 111 stolen bases and 144 runs. The Cowboys sold Hamilton to Philadelphia Phillies in 1890. In 1891, he led National League, in which he scored 141 runs, 179 hits and .340 as batting average. In 1892, Billy hit both game-ending home runs and leadoff in the same game. Besides Hamilton, only Reed Johnson, Vic Power, Lan Kinsler and Darin Erstad have accomplished these scores or feat. Hamilton hit .380 during 1893, which led to the most important leagues.
In 1895, Hamilton led the major leagues in steals for the fifth consecutive time and in the next year, he shifted to Boston, where he played his finals seasons. In Boston, his numbers declined, but still, he scored more than 100 runs. He got retired in the 1901 season. In his entire career, he compiled a .344 batting average, 912 stolen bases and 1690 runs in a total of 1591 games. After his retirement, he managed many minor league teams in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and even served as a scout with Boston Nationals.
Hamilton died in 1940 on 15th December at his home in Massachusetts. He used to live along with his wife named Rebecca Hamilton, daughters and grandchildren.
Hamilton is one of the most handsome and fearless guys, but it is unknown about the girl he was dating during his teenage or adult time. He married Rebecca Hamilton, and he lived in Worcester, Massachusetts, along with his wife, four daughters and grandchildren.
Billy is a professional baseball player whose net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million. He accumulated his salary by playing, and he signed a contract with Kansas City Royals, where his annual salary was around $5,250,000.