Billy Sorrell

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Bill Sorrell
Third baseman
Born: (1940-10-14)October 14, 1940
Morehead, Kentucky
Died: July 22, 2008(2008-07-22) (aged 67)
Rancho Bernardo, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 1965, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1970, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average .267
Hits 44
Home runs 5

Billy Lee Sorrell (October 14, 1940 – July 22, 2008) was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played for three seasons. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1965, the San Francisco Giants in 1967, and the Kansas City Royals in 1970.

Sorrell was the 10,000th player in major league history.[1]


  1. ^ Baseball Reference lists each of Sorrell, Darrell Osteen, Bud Harrelson and Dick Selma, all of whom made their major league debuts on September 2, 1965, as the major leagues' 9,998th player. The same source notes that Harrelson (9,998) and Selma (9,999) made their debut for the New York Mets in a game that ended at 4:56 PM; Sorrell (10,000) made his debut as the next-to-last batter in a game in Philadelphia that ended at 6:19 PM; and Osteen (10.001) made his debut in a game in Cincinnati that started at 8:05.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
  • Billy Sorrell at Baseball Almanac

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