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Billy Williams is traded

October 27, 2011 Leave a comment

While looking at an old paper from October 25, 1975 I saw an article about Cub Player, Billy Williams, being traded to the Oakland A’s.  The main thing I noticed about the story is that it said that Williams was happy for the trade because it meant that he had a chance to be on a pennant winner.   Oakland had won just won its third World Series in a row so William’s optimism was well-founded.  Still as it worked out Oakland failed to win a pennant in 1975, being swept by Boston in the ALCS. After that, Oakland did not reach the World Series again until the late 1980’s.  Williams was long retired and in the Baseball Hall of Fame by then.