Bill Allison (baseball)

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Bill Allison
Utility player
Born: 1850
New York, New York
Died: January 25, 1887(1887-01-25) (aged 36–37)
Brooklyn, New York
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
May 21, 1872, for the Brooklyn Eckfords
Last MLB appearance
July 4, 1872, for the Brooklyn Eckfords
MLB statistics
Games played5
Runs scored5
Batting average.158
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Brooklyn Eckfords (1870)
  National Association of Professional BBP
Brooklyn Eckfords (1872)

William Andrew "Bill" Allison (1850 – January 25, 1887), was an American professional baseball player. In the National Association he was a substitute infielder for the 1872 Brooklyn Eckfords He was the younger brother of Eckfords teammate Andy Allison.[1]

"Billy" Allison previously played for the Eckfords in the second of their four professional seasons, 1870. While the team won 2, tied 1, and lost 12 pro matches, he was one of the second basemen. [2] [3]

After his baseball career Bill Allison served one term as a Brooklyn city alderman, then was appointed an appraiser in the Custom House, a position which he held when he died of heart disease on January 25, 1887 in Brooklyn,[4] he is interred at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Bill Allison". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  2. ^ Ryczek, William J. When Johnny Came Sliding Home: The Post-Civil War Baseball Boom, 1865–1870. Jefferson NC: McFarland & Co. 1998. Page 261.
    For the 1870 Eckfords, Marshall Wright does not list Billy Allison as a five-game player. Bill Ryczek lists him second of two second basemen.
  3. ^ Wright, Marshall D. The National Association of Base Ball Players, 1857–1870. Jefferson NC: McFarland & Co. 2000. Page 304.
    Coverage of NABBP play, even the list of a player's teams, is generally limited to the record that Wright has published, which is compiled from various sources and commonly limited to regular and important substitute players.
  4. ^ "The Obit For Bill Allison". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. January 26, 1887. Retrieved January 13, 2010.

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