Bill Hands

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Bill Hands
Born: (1940-05-06)May 6, 1940
Hackensack, New Jersey
Died: March 9, 2017(2017-03-09) (aged 76)
Orlando, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 3, 1965, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
August 10, 1975, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 111–110
Earned run average 3.35
Strikeouts 1,128

William Alfred "Bill" Hands, Jr. (May 6, 1940 – March 9, 2017) was an American professional baseball player who pitched in the major leagues from 1965 to 1975. His best season came in 1969 with the Chicago Cubs, when he won 20 games.

A native of Rutherford, New Jersey,[1] Hands played high school baseball at Rutherford High School.[2]

Hands died in Florida on March 9, 2017. He had been living in Orient, New York, where he ran a gas station for many years.[3]

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  1. ^ Adamek, Steve. "Where are they now? Rutherford's Bill Hands" Archived July 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., The Record (Bergen County), May 31, 2010. Accessed March 6, 2011.
  2. ^ Durso, Joseph. "CUBS CRUSH METS, 9–3; HANDS IS WINNER", The New York Times, April 27, 1969. Accessed March 6, 2011. "Last season he beat the Mets four straight times without a loss, and allowed them about half a run a game. No other graduate, of Rutherford High School has harassed them more."
  3. ^ Orient resident, MLB 20-game winner Bill Hands dies at 76

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