Bill Batsch

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Bill Batsch
Pinch hitter
Born: (1892-05-18)May 18, 1892
Mingo Junction, Ohio
Died: December 31, 1963(1963-12-31) (aged 71)
Canton, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 1916, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 9, 1916, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Games played 1
Plate appearances 1
Base on balls 1

William McKinley Batsch (May 18, 1892 – December 31, 1963) was an American Major League Baseball player who pinch hit in one game for the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 9, 1913. With the hometown Pirates down 3-0 in the bottom of the eighth to the Chicago Cubs, Batsch walked for pitcher Erv Kantlehner in his only plate appearance. The Pirates failed to bring Batsch round to score, and the final score of the game at the end of the ninth remained 3-0.

Batsch is one of only five players to walk in his only major league plate appearance; the most famous of the five is Eddie Gaedel.

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