Billy Williams sets a new record for the most consecutive games played by a NL player

Jun 29, 1969 | Player Streaks

On June 29, 1969 — At Wrigley Field 41,060 fans come to see Billy William plays in his 896th consecutive game to surpass Stan Musial’s mark established in 1957, when the Cubs sweep a doubleheader from the Cardinals 3-1 and 12-1, with the Chicago outfielder going 4-5 with a single, a double, and two triples in the nightcap. The team honors the accomplishment with an emotional ceremony between games of the twin bill on ‘Billy Williams Day’ the crowd of 41,060 at Wrigley Field that visibly moves Sweet Swingin’ Billy Williams.

Billy Williams Rookie of the year
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