Bill O'Neill (baseball)
Born: January 22, 1880|
Saint John, New Brunswick
Died: July 20, 1920 (aged 40)|
Woodhaven, New York
|May 7, 1904 for the Boston Americans|
Last MLB appearance
|October 7, 1906 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||42|
Career highlights and awards
William John (Bill) O'Neill (January 22, 1880 – July 20, 1920) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Americans (1904), Washington Senators (1904) and Chicago White Sox (1906). O'Neill was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Playing at shortstop in his 1904 rookie season for the Red Sox, O'Neill committed six errors during a 13-inning 5-3 loss to the St Louis Browns on May 21 to become the only 20th century Major League player to record six errors in a game. In the midseason he was traded to Washington in the same transaction that brought Kip Selbach to Boston. In 1906 O'Neill was a member of the Chicago White Sox team that won the World Championship over the Chicago Cubs in six games.