Billy Byrd

Billy Byrd color

Born: July 15, 1907 in Canton, Georgia
Died: January 4, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bats: Both Throws: Right
HT: 6-1 WT: 210 lb.

Led the league in wins in 1940-41 (15)…one of two pitchers (the other is Barney Brown) with 15+ wins two seasons in a row… imported pitcher with more accumulative wins in three consecutive seasons (40)…only pitcher with 200+ innings twice…in 2014 he was selected as one of the best 75 players of the Puerto Rico Professional League.

Photo colorization: Joe Torres

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