Willie Kirkland

Willie Kirkland

Infobox MLB retired
name=Willie Kirkland

birthdate=birth date and age|1934|2|17
debutdate=April 15
debutteam=San Francisco Giants
finaldate=September 26
finalteam=Washington Senators
stat1label=Batting average
stat2label=Home runs
*San Francisco Giants (by|1958-by|1960)
*Cleveland Indians (by|1961-by|1963)
*Baltimore Orioles (by|1964)
*Washington Senators (by|1964-by|1966)

Willie Charles Kirkland (born February 17, 1934 in Siluria, Alabama) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the San Francisco Giants (1958-1960), Cleveland Indians (1961-1963), Baltimore Orioles (1964) and Washington Senators (1964-1966). He batted left handed and threw right handed. In a nine-season career, Kirkland posted a .240 batting average with 148 home runs and 509 RBI in 1149 games played.

Best seasons

*by|1960: Collected double digits in doubles (21), triples (10), home runs (21) and stolen bases (12)
*by|1961: Hit 27 home runs with 136 hits and 95 RBI in 146 games (all career-highs), including a three-homer game on July 9.

ee also

* Top 500 home run hitters of all time
* Major League Baseball hitters with three home runs in one game

External links

*baseballstats |mlb= |espn= |br=k/kirklwi01 |fangraphs=1006968 |cube=K/willie-kirkland
* [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/K/Kirkland_Willie.stm Baseball Library]

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