Billy Southworth was born William Harrison Southworth. The year was 1893 and that was in Harvard, Nebraska. He died in 1969. He saw a lot of baseball for sure. He played the game and managed. He was a right fielder and center fielder. He was a player in 1913, 1915 and from 1918 to 1929. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was a player for the Boston Braves from 1921 to 1923.
Southworth turned to managing in 1929. He then took a break until 1940 and kept going until 1951. He managed for the Boston Braves from 1946 to 1949 and then again from 1950 to 1951.
He was finally inducted into the hall of fame in 2008.
Unlike me, he decided to play baseball against his father’s wishes. He didn’t do too bad. He batted .300 three times in his career.