Bill Terry

Bill Terry

About Bill Terry

William Harold Terry (October 30, 1898 January 9, 1989) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Terry was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954. In 1999, he ranked number 59 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. The Giants retired Terry's uniform no. 3 in 1984; it is posted on the facade of the upper deck in the left field corner of AT&T Park. Nicknamed 'Memphis Bill', he is most remembered for being the last National League player to hit .400, a feat he accomplished by batting .401 in 1930.

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