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RIP Walter "No Neck" Williams

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by old_tony, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Everyone liked seeing him come to bat. I grew up in an NL city, and I admit that during the four-way race in 1967, Williams was one reason I was pulling for the White Sox to win it.
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Phil Rizzuto (God rest his soul) loved talking about his nickname. RIP.
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  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    TTIWWOP. He in fact had no neck:


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  5. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Merton Hanks has enough neck, he could lend Williams some.
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  6. Jesus, he looks solid ... like an oak tree!
  7. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    When they were handing out necks for guys named Williams they accidentally gave Walt's to Harvey.
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  8. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Ah, yes, I remember Harvey "Long Neck" Williams, which is what we called him without fail.
  9. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I remember my brother stretching his neck and saying "Buddy Bradford," then scrunching it and saying "Walt Williams."

    But looking at pics, Bradford seem to have a normal neck. Maybe it's just that they were in the same outfield.
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  10. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    No Neck played with Carlos "no finger" May and Pat "no arm" Kelly
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  11. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    With "No-Neck" Williams and "Jungle Jim" Rivera the ChiSox had two-third of the all-nickname outfield in the 1950s and 1960s.
  12. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    I remember him from the miserable 1988 season when he was on Jim Fregosi's coaching staff. RIP.
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