Bill Long (baseball)
William Douglas (Bill) Long (born February 29, 1960) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. Long played professionally from 1985 to 1991, playing for the Chicago White Sox (1985–1990), Chicago Cubs (1990) and Montreal Expos (1991).
Long was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2nd round of the 1981 MLB amateur draft. 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. He batted and threw right-handed.
Life after MLB
Long is currently a teacher at Gray Middle School in Union, Kentucky, where he teaches sixth grade social studies.
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