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"After Jackie": Billy Williams

Hall of Famer Billy Williams shares about how he nearly quit baseball and about the help he received from Rogers Hornsby.

Originally Published: April 12, 2007
By Cal Fussman | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from "After Jackie: Pride, Prejudice and Baseball's Forgotten Heroes" by Cal Fussman. Copyright (c) 2007 by Cal Fussman. Reprinted by permission of ESPN Books. Click here for information on how to purchase the book.

WE WERE COMING back from a road trip to Victoria, Texas. The year was 1959. I was with the San Antonio Missions. All summer it had been the same old stuff. You stop at a restaurant and you can't go in and eat. You can't do this, ...

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