DeMars played in 80 big-league games, hitting .237 with 29 runs scored and 14 RBIs. He came up with the Philadelphia A’s in 1948 and played in 18 games while hitting .172. He returned to the minors in 1949 but came back to the majors in 1950 when he got into 61 games for the St. Louis Browns. DeMars hit .247 that season, setting career highs in every offensive category. He played in just one game for the Browns in 1951 which concluded his big-league run.
DeMars remained in pro ball, playing in the minor leagues, through the 1960 season. Following the end of his playing career he was a minor league manager and a major league coach well into the 1990’s.
DeMars saw no action on opening day, 1948. His A’s did beat the Red Sox twice though.
Billy DeMars – career stats