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William Francis Almon (born November 21, 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island) was an extremely versatile utility player who had a 15 year career from 1974 to 1988. He played first base, second base, shortstop, third base, outfield and designated hitter. He played for the San Diego Padres, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Philadelphia Phillies all of the National League, and the Chicago White Sox and Oakland A's both of the American League.

Almon played collegiate baseball at Brown University. He was the number one pick in the 1974 amateur draft.

Almon led all Major League Shortstops in Putouts with 303 in 1977 and also led the National League in Sacrifice Hits with 20 that same year. Almon's best season was in the strike shortened 1981 campaign when as an everyday Shortstop for the Chicago White Sox he hit .301 with 16 stolen bases. Career Stats:Hitting G:1236 AB:3330 R:390 H:846 2B:138 3B:25 HR:36 RBI:296 SB:128 CS:60 BB:250 SO:626 BA:.254 OBP:.305 SLG:.343 TB:1142 SH:44 SF:29 IBB:24 HBP:6 GDP:53

Preceded by:
David Clyde
First overall pick in the MLB Entry Draft
Succeeded by:
Danny Goodwin

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