Billy Shantz

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Billy Shantz
Billy Shantz.jpg
Born: (1927-07-31)July 31, 1927
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Died: December 13, 1993(1993-12-13) (aged 66)
Lauderhill, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1954, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
June 29, 1960, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 29

Wilmer Ebert Shantz (July 31, 1927 – December 13, 1993) was an American Major League Baseball player. Shantz played for the Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics and the New York Yankees in 1954, 1955 and 1960. Shantz batted and threw right-handed.

He was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and died in Lauderhill, Florida.

His older brother, Bobby Shantz, a left-handed pitcher, played in the Majors for 16 seasons (1949–1964) and was the Most Valuable Player in the American League in 1952.

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