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Cy Williams
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Baseball Player
    (December 21, 1887-April 23, 1974)
    Born in Wadena, Indiana
    Birth name is Frederick Williams
    Attended Notre Dame
    Outfielder for the Chicago Cubs (1912-1917) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1918-1930)
    NL Home Run Champion (1916 (with Dave Robertson), 1920, 1923, 1927 (with Hack Wilson))
    NL leader for slugging percentange (1926)
    Holds the Phillies' all-time record for extra inning home runs with 2
    6'2
    He declined a chance to be in the 1912 Summer Olympics in order to start his major league playing career.
    Despite hitting a grand slam during an extra inning in a game against the Cubs (his old team), the Phillies lost the game 7-6 (July 18, 1925).
    The 'Williams Shift' was first used by managers against him.
    The Cubs traded him for Dode Paskert.
    He was the NL leader for being struck out 78 times in the 1917 season.
    He was the NL leader for getting hit by 9 pitches (1927).
    He was left handed.
    He played football and competed in track during his time in college.
    He hit for the cycle (August 5, 1927).
    He recorded 200 home runs as he was the first ever player in the NL to do so.
    He has been compared to Ken Griffey, Jr. and Ted Williams.
    He became an architect after his baseball career was over.
    He was inducted into the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame (1986).

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