Billy Sorrell

Billy Lee Sorrell (October 14, 1940 – July 22, 2008) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who played for three seasons. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1965, the San Francisco Giants in 1967, and the Kansas City Royals in 1970.

Sorrell holds the distinction of being the 10,000th player in major league history.

  1. ^ Baseball Reference lists each of Sorrell, Darrell Osteen, Bud Harrelson and Dick Selma, all of whom made their major league debuts on September 2, 1965, as the major leagues' 9,998th player. The same source notes that Harrelson (9,998) and Selma (9,999) made their debut for the New York Mets in a game that ended at 4:56 PM; Sorrell (10,000) made his debut as the next-to-last batter in a game in Philadelphia that ended at 6:19 PM; and Osteen (10.001) made his debut in a game in Cincinnati that started at 8:05.

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