Bill O'Neill (baseball)

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Bill O'Neill
Bill O'Neill 1906.jpg
Born: (1880-01-22)January 22, 1880
Saint John, New Brunswick
Died: July 20, 1920(1920-07-20) (aged 40)
Woodhaven, New York
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 7, 1904, for the Boston Americans
Last MLB appearance
October 7, 1906, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.243
Home runs2
Runs batted in42
Career highlights and awards

William John (Bill) O'Neill (January 22, 1880 – July 20, 1920) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Americans (1904), Washington Senators (1904) and Chicago White Sox (1906). O'Neill was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Playing at shortstop in his 1904 rookie season for the Red Sox, O'Neill committed six errors during a 13-inning 5-3 loss to the St Louis Browns on May 21 to become the only 20th century Major League player to record six errors in a game.[1] In the midseason he was traded to Washington in the same transaction that brought Kip Selbach to Boston. In 1906 O'Neill was a member of the Chicago White Sox team that won the World Championship over the Chicago Cubs in six games.

In a two-season career, O'Neill was a .243 hitter with two home runs and 42 RBI in 206 games played.

O'Neill died in Woodhaven, New York, at the age of 40.

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  1. ^ "Terrible Six". Retrieved 19 May 2014.

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