William Harrison Southworth
Outfielder / Manager
William Harrison Southworth (March 9, 1893–November 15, 1969) was an American right fielder, center fielder and manager in Major League Baseball. Playing in 1913 and 1915 and from 1918 to 1929.
He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Southworth managed in 1929 and from 1940 through 1951.
William Southworth was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.
Born in Harvard, Nebraska, and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Southworth decided to play baseball despite his father's wishes.
He batted .300 three times in his career, not counting shortened seasons.
He stole 138 bases in his career. He had 1,296 hits in 4,359 at bats. Southworth's cousin, Bill Southworth, also played in the majors. Billy Southworth died in 1969 and is buried at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus.