Bill Vinton

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Bill Vinton
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Born: (1865-04-27)April 27, 1865
Winthrop, Massachusetts
Died: September 3, 1893(1893-09-03) (aged 28)
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 3, 1884, for the Philadelphia Quakers
Last MLB appearance
September 16, 1885, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record17-19
Earned run average2.46

William Miller Vinton (1865–1893), was a pitcher in Major League Baseball.

Vinton was the star pitcher and captain of the Andover baseball team in the early 1880s. He then attended Yale University and played ball there before turning professional.[1]

In 1884, Vinton joined the National League's Philadelphia Quakers. He was the team's best pitcher, posting a 10-10 record with a 2.23 earned run average.[2] Vinton started off slow in 1885 and finished off that season with the Philadelphia Athletics. His career major league record was 17-19.

Vinton returned to Yale and graduated in 1888. He then pitched for the New England League's Lowell Chippies and went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA. The following season, he went to the Minneapolis Millers.[3]

Vinton died in 1893, at the age of 28.


  1. ^ "Fred H. Harrison. Athletics for All." Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  2. ^ Shiffert, John. Base ball in Philadelphia: a history of the early game, 1831–1900 (2006), p. 120.
  3. ^ "Bill Vinton Minor League Statistics & History". Retrieved 2010-10-22.

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