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 runs 2
Runs batted in 42
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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