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Willie Kamm
Third baseman
Born: February 2, 1900(1900-02-02)
San Francisco, California
Died: December 21, 1988 (aged 88)
Belmont, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 18, 1923 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 21, 1935 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average     .281
Hits     1643
RBI     826
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Finished 5th in the MVP voting in 1928

William Edward Kamm (February 2, 1900 - December 21, 1988) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago White Sox from 1923 until he was traded mid-season in 1931 to the Cleveland Indians, where he finished his career in 1935.

Sabermetrician Bill James, in his baseball reference book The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, has noted that after trading Willie Kamm, the Chicago White Sox did not stabilize the third base position until 1989 -- a period of 58 years.

Willie Kamm was born in San Francisco, California. The dominant third baseman in the American League for most of his career, he led the league in fielding average eight times and in putouts seven times. His career batting average was .281.

Kamm died at age 88 in Belmont, California.

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