Born: January 18, 1963|
|April 10, 1990, for the Montreal Expos|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 9, 1994, for the California Angels|
|Earned run average||3.73|
William Albert Sampen (born January 18, 1963 in Lincoln, Illinois) is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1990-1994. He now resides in Brownsburg, Indiana. Bill Sampen also owns an instructional baseball program in Brownsburg known as "Samp's Hack Shack."
In his first season, Sampen had a record of 12-7 and led the 1990 Montreal Expos in victories on a pitching staff that included Dennis Martinez, Oil Can Boyd and Kevin Gross. He made his MLB debut at age 27 on April 10, 1990, with two innings of one-hit relief in a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sampen went 9-5 the following season, but had just four MLB victories thereafter. He was traded by the Expos to the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 29, 1992, and was out of baseball by 1994.
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