Bill Shores

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Bill Shores
Born: (1904-05-26)May 26, 1904
Abilene, Texas
Died: February 19, 1984(1984-02-19) (aged 79)
Purcell, Oklahoma
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 1928, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1936, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 26–15
Earned run average 4.17
Strikeouts 129
Career highlights and awards

William David Shores (May 26, 1904 – February 19, 1984) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1928 to 1936 for the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, and New York Giants.

Shores was the first major league player to wear uniform number 13, while playing for the A's in 1931. The number 13 was not routinely issued to players, except by request.[citation needed]

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