Billy Williams Day at Wrigley Field

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June 29, 1969 – Billy Williams broke Stan Musial’s NL record of 896 consecutive games played, and went 5-for-9 as the #Cubs took two from the #Cardinals.

The ceremony was held between games of a Wrigley double-header against St. Louis and the man of the hour made out like a showcase winner on “The Price Is Right”. Billy received a new Chrysler, a boat and motor, washer and dryer, pool table and watch among his gifts from the team. Through tears, he took the microphone and thanked God, his family, and his teammates for all their help. The Cubs seemed pennant-bound that year, but fell before the late-season charge of the “Amazing” #Mets. While many of the Cubs slumped, Williams hit .304 in September.

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