William Dale Goodman (March 22, 1926 – October 1, 1984) was an American baseball player. An outstanding hitter and fielder, he was one of the most versatile players of his era. He played every position in Major League baseball except catcher and pitcher. He batted .300 in 16 Major League seasons (over .300 in five seasons and .290 or better in eleven seasons). His career .376 on-base percentage made him an ideal lead-off hitter.
Goodman was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1969 and the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in November 2004.
By Dean Hanley
Page : 1