Bill Long (baseball)

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Bill Long
Born: (1960-02-29) February 29, 1960 (age 57)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 21, 1985, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
April 14, 1991, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 27-27
Earned run average 4.37
Strikeouts 247

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 career[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.[4] While Long played in Venezuela, he played for the Leones del Caracas, and the Cardenales de Lara.He batted and threw right-handed.

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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 pug, 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. 
  4. ^ "William Douglas Long". Estadisticas Beisbol profesional Venezolano. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 

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