Billy Nash

Third Base
  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: Boston
  • Team: Beaneaters
  • League: National League

William Mitchell Nash (1865-1929) played for 15 years as a third baseman, primarily in Boston. He managed the Phillies in ’96. He achieved a lifetime BA of .275 with a high of .295 for the ’87 Beaneaters. As manager, Nash scouted and recruited Nap Lajoie to Philadelphia.

  • Bill James ranked Nash #49 all-time third basemen
  • Sporting Life touted his $7,500 total compensation in ’91 as money well-spent

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