Bill Ramsey (baseball)
October 20, 1920|
|Died: January 4, 2008
|April 19, 1945 for the Boston Braves|
Last MLB appearance
|September 30, 1945 for the Boston Braves|
|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.
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.
- Ramsey's nickname was "Square Jaw."
- His tombstone lists his birth date as 20 February 1920
- from the Obituary section published in The Commercial Appeal dated January 6, 2008.
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