Billy Williams established himself as the Cubs’ left fielder with a great rookie season in 1961. He played 146 games, hit .278 with 25 HR & 86 RBI.
In the 1960′s, and the early 1970′s, Williams was one of the most consistent hitters in the NL. He won a batting title in 1972 (.333) & led the NL in hits in 1970 (205).
Williams was consistently good finishing with a .290 career batting average, 2,711 hits, 426 HR & 1,475 RBI.
He was selected to The Hall of Fame in 1987.