Bill Goodenough

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William B. Goodenough

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Bill Goodenough will once again be found at Buffalo, where he startled the natives of that city with his wonderful feats at batting, base-running and fielding." - Sporting Life, Dec. 19, 1896

Bill Goodenough had a long minor league career, and came to the majors in August and September of 1893 to play center field. He is the only major leaguer through 2011 with the last name Goodenough although there have been a couple minor leaguers by that name.

Although Bill was born in New York, he played a fair amount of his minor league career for teams in the South. He also umpired in the Southern Association in 1902.

It was once reported that he bore a close resemblance to Tom Parrott.

"There seems to be a fight on between the Western and Southern Leagues. The latter organization has robbed several of the Western teams of players who were reserved. The latest depradation is on Milwaukee and deserter is 'Bill' Goodenough, the outfielder, who has signed with Atlanta because he prefers to play in the South." - Sporting Life, April 6, 1895

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