Reliable, Quiet, and often overshadowed in the media by the showier players of the era, Billy Williams steadily created a Hall of Fame career with the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A's. Now Williams, with the Chicago Tribune's Fred Mitchell, reflects on his life and career in this thoughtful autobiography. Williams revisits the social conditions and racial tensions that influenced his early years, and tells how growing up in Whistler, Alabama, shaped the rest of his life. Williams celebrates his playing days with the 1969 Cubs and speaks honestly about baseball, the players of today and yesteryear, and the changes he has witnessed over the years. Book jacket.Williams, Billy is the author of 'Billy Williams', published 2008 under ISBN 9781600780509 and ISBN 1600780504.