Meet Reno's Silver Sox
State Journal Sports
June 10, 1961
Transcribed by : Tina Easley
Out in front in the California league batting race, virtually
since the opening week, has been the steady and dependable Don
Williams of Reno Silver Sox. Right now the .367 batting average
of Donnie,as the Reno fans call him,continues to set the pace
or all stickers in the fast league.
The 5 '10" Williams has been to bat (not including last night's
game) 166 times and hit safely on 61 occasions. He also has 42
runs batted in.
Fitting in well with Reno's powerful and well-balanced home run
attack, the 170-pound Williams has banged seven homers, Don
(not to be confused wifh Scotty, another Williams on the Reno
quad) is enjoying his best year in baseball, as far as baiting is
He hit ,237 with Shawnee in the 956 Sooner Slate League, and
230 the next year. In 1958 he was with Kokomo in the Mid-
west loop and batted .283. Moving up to Class B, Williams had
259 average for Green Bay of the Three-I League in 1959,and
last season was .246.
The Paragould, Ark., native (he'll be 24 in December) has
had some big defensive seasons.
In 1958 he led the Midwest League shortstops in fielding , assists
and double plays, and made the All-Star team. In 1959 he
paced the Three-I League shortstops in double plays, and last
year in fielding and assists.
Williams is married and has one daughter. His is a baseball playing
family. His older brother and two uncles formerly played
Don also known as "Arkie" was graduated from Greene
County Technical High in 1955, attended Arkansas State College,
and was signed to his first pro contract by Bill Schweppe and
Pete Reiser of the Dodgers.
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