Baseball — Billy Sample

Billy Sample

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Billy Sample

Biography William Amos Sample (born April 2, 1955 in Roanoke, Virginia), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1978-1986. Sample played for the Texas Rangers (1978-1984), New York Yankees, (1985) and Atlanta Braves (1986). Early life Sample grew up in Salem, Virginia, and graduated from Salem's Andrew Lewis High School in 1973. While at Andrew Lewis, Sample was a three-sport standout in football, basketball, and baseball. As a junior wide receiver on Andrew Lewis' football team, Sample scored the winning touchdown in a 1971 state AAA quarterfinal game. A victory later,...

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