Bill Champion (baseball)
September 28, 1947 |
Shelby, North Carolina
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|June 4, 1969 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 5, 1976 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Earned run average||4.69|
Buford Billy Champion (born September 28, 1947 in Shelby, North Carolina), is a retired American professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher who played in 202 games in the Major Leagues from 1969-1976. He pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies. Before making the majors in 1969, he was a two-time earned run average minor league leader: he was Northern League ERA champ with Huron in 1965, and led the Carolina League in ERA in 1968. He was part of the trade that brought Don Money to Milwaukee, as the Phillies traded Champion, Money and George Vukovich to Milwaukee for pitchers Jim Lonborg, Ken Sanders, Ken Brett and Earl Stephenson on October 31, 1972. Champion went on to become a scout for the Chicago Cubs and pitching coach for the Greenville Braves.
- 1974 Bill Champion Topps baseball card (#391).
- Baseball-Almanac.com, "Don Money Trades and Transactions". http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/trades.php?p=moneydo01 Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- Baseball-Reference.com. "Bill Champion". http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Bill_Champion Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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