Bill Nelson (baseball)

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Bill Nelson
Born: (1863-09-28)September 28, 1863
Terre Haute, Indiana
Died: June 23, 1941(1941-06-23) (aged 77)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Batted: Unknown Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1884, for the Pittsburg Alleghenys
Last MLB appearance
September 10, 1884, for the Pittsburg Alleghenys
MLB statistics
Win-Loss Record 1-2
Strikeouts 6
ERA 4.50

William F. Nelson (September 28, 1863 – June 23, 1941) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the American Association. Nelson threw right-handed. Batting side is unknown. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Little is known about this player in an Allegheny's uniform. Nelson was 20 years old when he entered the majors on September 3, 1884. He posted a 4.50 ERA in three complete games and did not have a decision, giving up 13 earned runs on 26 hits and eight walks while striking out six in 26 innings of work. As a hitter, he went 2-for-12 (.167) with a run scored. He played his final game on September 10, and never appeared in a major league game again.

Nelson died in his native Terre Haute at the age of 77.

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