Bill Voss

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1972 Topps #776 Bill Voss

William Edward Voss

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Voss was a lefthanded-hitting outfielder who played from 1965 to 1972 with several major league clubs. He was in 133 games with the California Angels in 1969, hitting .261 and playing as the regular right-fielder. He was also the regular right-fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1971, hitting 10 home runs in 303 at-bats.

While Voss had a major league batting average of .227, it should be noted that he played during the second dead-ball era when batting averages were at their lows. As a fielder, he played mostly right field, with good range.

In the minors his best year was 1967, when he hit .320 for the Indianapolis Indianss in 92 games. With the Lynchburg White Sox in 1965 he hit 18 home runs and 11 triples.

Through 2009 he is one of only two major league players with the last name Voss, the other one being Alex Voss.

His first Baseball Card appearance was in the 1966 Topps set.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Rick Schabowski: "Bill Voss", in Chip Greene, ed.: Mustaches and Mayhem, Charlie O's Three-Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics 1972-74, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 319-321. ISBN 978-1-943816-07-1

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