Bill Stein

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William Allen Stein

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Stein was a valuable and versatile player for several big league teams. He hit .267 and played every position except pitcher, catcher, and center field. He played from 1972 to 1985 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers. Stein had limited time as a starter in the big leagues, mainly the two years after the Mariners made him their third pick in the 1976 expansion draft, in 1977 and 1978. He started at third base and batted 5th on Opening Day for that first Mariners team.

Stein set the American League record for most consecutive pinch hits at 7 with the Rangers in 1981. For his career Stein was a .282 hitter as a pinch-hitter, above his overall .267 mark.

In 1989, Stein was a player/coach for the Orlando Juice of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He batted .257 in 34 games.

Stein managed in the New York Mets organization from 1988 to 1990; he distinguished himself as the winningest manager in the Mets organization in 1990. He then managed the 1991 Bend Bucks and 1992 Clinton Giants. He was the hitting coach for the 1993 Shreveport Captains. In 1994, he managed a team in Tyler, TX, then retired from baseball. He moved to North Padre Island, Texas, where he conducted private lessons.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1988 Little Falls Mets New York-Penn League 39-36 6th New York Mets
1989 Columbia Mets South Atlantic League 73-67 4th New York Mets
1990 Columbia Mets South Atlantic League 83-60 1st New York Mets Lost in 1st round
1991 Bend Bucks Northwest League 30-46 7th none
1992 Clinton Giants Midwest League 59-79 13th San Francisco Giants
1994 Tyler WildCatters Texas-Louisiana League 42-46 Independent Leagues

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