William I. Serad
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 156 lb.
- Debut May 5, 1884
- Final Game July 7, 1888
- Born April 1862 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died November 1, 1925 in Chester, PA USA
"Perhaps you thought Serad's ball was the fastest, and so it did appear to be; but it was an optical illusion, probably occasioned by the quick springing motion of Serad . . ." - from an article in Sporting Life, April 15, 1885, comparing Billy Serad to Hardie Henderson
Billy Serad pitched four seasons in the majors. A hard-luck pitcher, he never had a winning record although three of his four teams finished over .500.
He spent 1884 and 1885 with the Buffalo Bisons at a time when they featured the Big Four and Davy Force. In 1887 and 1888 he was with the Cincinnati Red Stockings at a time when they featured Bid McPhee.
Although he is listed as William I. Serad, a New York Times article from January 15, 1888 referred to him as W.T. Serad.
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1884 & 1885)