Willie McGill

For other people with the same name, see William McGill (disambiguation).
Willie McGill

McGill pictured in The Drift 1944, Butler yearbook
Born: (1873-11-10)November 10, 1873
Died: August 29, 1944(1944-08-29) (aged 70)
Batted: unknown Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 8, 1890, for the Cleveland Infants
Last MLB appearance
June 12, 1896, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 72-74
Earned run average 4.59
Strikeouts 510

William Vaness McGill (November 10, 1873 August 29, 1944) was an American major league baseball pitcher. He played professionally for the Cleveland Infants, Cincinnati Porkers, St. Louis Browns, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Browns and the Philadelphia Phillies.


McGill was born in Atlanta and attended the University of Notre Dame.[1] He played his first professional game with the Cleveland Infants on May 8, 1890.

He pitched for seven years, with six different teams. His best year was with the 1891 St. Louis Browns when he had a 19 and 10 record with a 2.93 ERA. He finished his career with a 4.59 earned run average.[2] He played his last game on June 12, 1896.

McGill died on August 29, 1944 in Indianapolis, and is interred at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.[3]


  1. "Willie McGill Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  2. "Willie McGill". ESPN MLB. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  3. "Willie McGill". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
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