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Bob Will (baseball)

Bob Will
Born: (1931-07-15)July 15, 1931
Berwyn, Illinois
Died: August 11, 2011(2011-08-11) (aged 80)
Woodstock, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 16, 1957 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
June 12, 1963 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average .247
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 87

Robert Lee Will (July 15, 1931 – August 11, 2011) was an American professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues between 1957 and 1963 for the Chicago Cubs.

Born in Berwyn, Illinois, Will threw and batted left-handed, stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 175 pounds (79 kg). He attended Mankato State University and Northwestern University.

Will played all or parts of six seasons for the Cubs, seeing his only consistent playing time in 1960, when he appeared in 117 games as the Cubs' regular right fielder. Overall, he appeared in 410 MLB games, and collected 202 hits. His pro career began in minor league baseball in 1954 and ended a decade later, after the 1964 campaign.

Bob Will died on August 11, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

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