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Bill Albert

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William Martin Albert

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Bill Albert played for the Springfield Ponies from 1926 to 1928 and the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League in 1929.

He batted .331 with 209 hits—including 13 triples—his first year, then .316 with 11 triples in 122 games in 1927. In 1928, he batted .330 with 37 doubles and 14 triples in 142 games and in 1929, in his lone PCL season, he hit .286 in 203 at-bats.

Overall, Albert hit .322 with 600 hits, including 100 doubles, 40 triples and 14 home runs in 504 games over four seasons. His career was cut short when he died in an auto accident at age 26 on October 15, 1929. His date of death has also been listed as October 14, 1929.[1]