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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsBilly O’DellWilliam Oliver O’DellBorn: Feb. 10, 1932 in Whitmire, S.C.Debut: 1954 | Pos: PH: 5’11” | W: 170 | B: B | T: LYrWLGSVIPSOERA13105100479481817.011333.29>> Visit theBilly O’Dell biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Billy O’Dell, bornin Whitmire, South Carolina, was a steady left-handed pitcher during his13-year major league career. His best season came in 1962 with the San Francisco Giants when he finished with a 19-14 record and 3.53 earned run average in 280.2 innings pitched. He pitched 12.1 innings in the 1962 World Series, finished with a 0-1 record, 1 save and a 4.39 earned run average.In 1965,  O’Dell was used primarily as a reliever and had seasons of 18 saves in 1965 and 10 saves in 1966. O’Dell was named to the All-Star Game in 1958 and 1959.As a member of the San Francisco Giants, O’Dell pitched in the 1962 World Series against the New York Yankees. He finished with a record of 0-1 in 12.3 innings pitched with a 4.39 earned run average, allowing 12 hits and collecting 9 strikeouts.Prior to playing in the Majors, O’Dell was a pitcher for Clemson University’s team. He still holds Clemson records for most strikeouts in a game (21 against South Carolina on April 4, 1952), Lowest ERA for a season (0.79), Lowest career ERA (1.51) and an average of 12.29 strikeouts per game pitched.