Bill Crouch (1940s pitcher)
August 20, 1907|
Died: December 26, 1980
|May 9, 1939, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 11, 1945, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||3.47|
William Elmer Crouch (August 20, 1907 – December 26, 1980) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1939), Philadelphia Phillies (1941), and St. Louis Cardinals (1941 and 1945). The 6'1", 180 lb. right-hander was a native of Wilmington, Delaware.
Crouch was 4–0 with a 2.58 during his brief rookie season. He made his major league debut in relief on May 9, 1939 against the Cardinals at Ebbets Field. His first major league win came in his first start, a complete game 11–2 victory over the Phillies in the first game of a home doubleheader. (September 8, 1939)
Career totals for 50 games pitched include an 8–5 record, 12 starts, 4 complete games, 21 games finished, and 7 saves. He allowed only 10 home runs and 60 earned runs in 155.2 innings pitched. His lifetime ERA stands at 3.47. He handled 40 out of 41 total chances for a .976 fielding percentage.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)