Billy Williams’ statue stands outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. This statue, which is about 30 feet west of Ron Santo’s statue, is on the northwest corner of the Addison Street and N. Sheffield Avenue intersection. Lou Cella designed this bronze statue that stands three to four feet tall. Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art Studio sponsored its construction. Billy Williams’ statue rests upon a plinth.
Williams’, usual position was in the outfield. In 1961, the National League awarded him the Rookie of the Year Award. In that year, he slammed 25 home runs, hit 20 doubles and knocked in 86 RBIs. His batting average was .278.
Williams broke Stan Musial’s, consecutive games streak for hits. This was in 1969. His streak consisted of 896 hits. Williams played in 1,117, consecutive games.
His best year was in 1970. In that year he had the following: 129 RBIs, 42 home runs, 34 doubles, 205 hits, 137 runs and 636 at bats. In this same year, he led the National League in hits.
Williams’, lifetime totals are impressive. His total RBIs are 1,475. His total home runs are 426. His total hits are 2,711.
The Chicago Cubs retired Williams’, jersey number (#26). The Cubs also retired the jersey numbers of Ron Santo (#5) and Ernie Banks (#14). Jack Brickhouse or Harry Caray would often yell, “Back, back, oh, Williams catches it on the track!”