He stood flat-footed at the plate, choked up on half of his 29-ounce bat and punched seeing-eye hits that made the Orioles right fielder a legend in his day. In five years with Baltimore (1894 to 1898), "Wee Willie" batted .388 (a high of .424) and led the team to three National League crowns. His 44-game hitting streak in 1897 was unmatched in the NL for 81 years. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1939.
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