Primary Position: Pinch hitter
First, Middle Names: William McKinnon
Date of Birth: June 24, 1884 Date and Place of Death: May 3, 1959, Butner, NC
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, NC
High School: Concord High School, Concord, NC
College: Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Bats: L Throws: R Height and Weight: 5-10, 180
Debut Year: 1906 Final Year: 1906 Years Played: 1
Team and Year: Philadelphia Athletics, 1906
G AB H R RBI HR BA. OBP. SLG. WAR
1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0.0
In college and down in the minors, Bill Fetzer was known for prodigious drives that bounced off church steeples. Though he stood only five-foot-ten inches and weighed no more than 180 pounds, he was called Big Bill because of his big blasts. It figures, then, that a slugger like that would appear in one major-league game as a pinch hitter and strike out.
He had much more success after baseball as a winning football and baseball coach at three, major North Carolina colleges.