Bill Short

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Bill Short
Born: (1937-11-27) November 27, 1937 (age 79)
Kingston, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 23, 1960, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
June 13, 1969, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 3–8
Earned run average 4.70
Strikeouts 71

William Ross Short (born November 27, 1937, at Kingston, New York) is an American retired professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of six seasons in Major League Baseball between 1960 and 1969.[1]

A 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 170 lb (77 kg) left-hander, Short was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1955. He made his major league debut for the Yankees in 1960 and played his final game with the Cincinnati Reds in 1969.[1]

On July 1, 1966 against the Minnesota Twins, Short threw for the only shutout of his Major League career.[2]

In 1959, Short was awarded the Most Valuable Pitcher award for the International League.[3]

He was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame in 2009.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Bill Short Statistics and History". Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bill Short Returns to Majors, Helps Orioles to Sweep Twins". Los Angeles Times. July 2, 1966. p. A1. 
  3. ^ a b "International League Announces 2009 Hall of Fame Class". OurSports Central. January 27, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 

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