RIP Billy the Kid

Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce

Just saw that Billy Pierce, a lefty ace for the Chicago White Sox of the 1950s died today. He was 88. Pierce played a couple of years in Detroit, before becoming a bigtime pitcher for the ChiSox in 1949. He ended up with the Giants in the early 1960s and got into the 1962 World Series. For his career he went 211-169 with a3.27 ERA.

RIP, Billy the Kid.



4 Responses to “RIP Billy the Kid”

  1. Miller Says:

    Huge fan of Pierce! Thanks for taking note of one of the greats while others are focused on deadline deals. RIP, Billy.

    • verdun2 Says:

      Big fan of Pierce when I was a kid. He seemed to show up a lot on the old Game of the Week with Dizzy Dean, usually against the Yankees. He won more of them than his share, which made a Dodgers fan like me happy. Then he ruined it all by going to the Giants. 🙂

  2. Precious Sanders Says:

    Wow, I hadn’t heard. RIP.

  3. William Miller Says:

    Looking at his career stats, I noticed he had an incredible ERA+ of 200 in 1955, one of the great unheralded pitching performances of the 20th century.
    Thanks for noting his passing,

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