Saturday, February 12, 2011

Unknown Heroes Pt. 18: Billy Hatcher

Billy Hatcher was a World Series hero with the Cincinnati Reds in 1990. He was picked up in a trade by the Red Sox during the 1992 season for pitcher Tom Bolton. Hatcher immediately brought some value to the team by being one of the few players with any sort of speed. Hatcher even pulled off a straight steal of home early on in his Red Sox tenure.

1993 was the best season of his Red Sox career, when he hit .287/.336/.400/.736 with nine home runs, 57 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases. Hatcher began the 1994 season with Boston but was traded early on to Philadelphia for Wes Chamberlain.

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