The Red Sox got the most out of Bill Hall‘s versatility on the baseball field during the 2010 season. Being versatile is nothing new for the utilityman, who models his playing style after one of his favorite players: Willie Mays.
Hall grew up idolizing Mays since he was his father’s favorite player. Mays is considered by many to be the best all-around player of all time, and Hall definitely tries to emulate the Say Hey Kid’s style.
“There wasn’t a lot of things on the field he couldn’t do,” Hall said of Mays during his upcoming episode of After the Game: Work Hard, Live Well, Give Back. “And being that he was my dad’s favorite player gave me the mentality I have that whatever position I’m put on the field to do, I can do it.”
Also listed on Hall’s top five favorite players list is Ozzie Smith, whom Hall says is probably his favorite player. Even though Hall grew up to play a multitude of positions in the MLB, he started out playing shortstop just like Smith.
To hear about all of Bill Hall’s favorite players in baseball history, check out the video below. Also be sure to tune in to Hall’s upcoming episode of After the Game: Work Hard, Live Well, Give Back, airing Friday at 5:30 p.m.