Bill Ramsey (baseball)

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Bill Ramsey
Born: (1920-10-20)October 20, 1920
Osceola, Arkansas
Died: January 4, 2008(2008-01-04) (aged 87)
Memphis, Tennessee
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1945 for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1945 for the Boston Braves
Career statistics
Batting average .292
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 12

William Thrace "Square Jaw" Ramsey, Jr. (October 20, 1920 – January 4, 2008) was an American professional baseball player who was an outfielder for the Boston Braves for a single Major League Baseball season in 1945.

Ramsey was born in Osceola, Arkansas. He attended the University of Florida.

On November 1, 1944, he had been drafted by the Boston Braves from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1944 rule 5 draft. Ramsey was one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on April 19, 1945 against the New York Giants at Braves Field. Besides his outfield duties he was often used as a pinch-hitter. In a total of 78 games he hit .292 (40-for-137) with 1 home run, 12 runs batted in, 16 runs scored, and a slugging percentage of .372.

He died at Kirby Pines Manor in Memphis, Tennessee on January 4, 2008 and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis.[1]


  • Ramsey's nickname was "Square Jaw."
  • His tombstone lists his birth date as 20 February 1920[citation needed]

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  1. ^ from the Obituary section published in The Commercial Appeal dated January 6, 2008.

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