Bill Long (baseball)

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William Douglas (Bill) Long (born February 29, 1960) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1985 to 1991 for the Chicago White Sox (1985–1990), Chicago Cubs (1990) and Montreal Expos (1991).

Early life[edit]

Long was born in Cincinnati, United States and graduated from Moeller High School in Cincinnati.[1] He played college football at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.[2]

Professional carer[edit]

Long was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2nd round of the 1981 MLB amateur draft.[3] Before the 1985 season, Long was traded by the San Diego Padres, along with Ozzie Guillén, Luis Salazar and Tim Lollar, to the White Sox, in the same deal that brought Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt to San Diego. Long played his first professional game on July 21, 1985 with the Chicago White Sox. In a six-season career, Long posted a 27-27 record with a 4.37 ERA and nine saves in 159 games pitched, 52 as a starter. According to Long, he also played in Caracas, Venezuela.[citation needed] He batted and threw right-handed.

Best season[edit]

Life after MLB[edit]

Long is currently a teacher at Gray Middle School in Union, Kentucky, where he teaches sixth grade social studies. He is married to Margaret Phelan-Long. He also has a son Marshall. Bill, also has a pet puggle, named Puggle.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bill Long Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "MLB Player Bill Long - Bill Long Bio". Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bill Long". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 

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