Bill Stemmyer

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Bill Stemmyer
Cannon Ball Stemmeyer.jpg
Pitcher
Born: (1865-05-06)May 6, 1865
Cleveland, Ohio
Died: May 3, 1945(1945-05-03) (aged 79)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 3, 1885, for the Boston Beaneaters
Last MLB appearance
June 15, 1888, for the Cleveland Blues
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 29-29
Earned run average 3.67
Strikeouts 295
Teams

William Stemmyer (May 6, 1865 – May 3, 1945) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Boston Beaneaters and Cleveland Blues. He was nicknamed "Cannon Ball".

In 1886 – his first and only full season in the majors – Stemmyer led the National League in strikeouts/9IP (6.17) and wild pitches (63). The 63 wild pitches is still the highest single-season total in MLB history.

Stemmyer died in his hometown three days before his 80th birthday.

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