Bill Haywood (baseball)

Bill Haywood (baseball)

Bill Haywood
Born: (1937-04-21) April 21, 1937 (age 77)
Colón, Panama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 28, 1968 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 11, 1968 for the Washington Senators
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 0–0
Earned run average 4.70
Innings pitched 23

William Kiernan Haywood (born April 21, 1937, at Colón, Panama) is an American former pitcher, coach, manager and farm system official in professional baseball. He was also a college baseball head coach. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and weighed 205 pounds (93 kg).

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Haywood enrolled in college at the relatively old age of 23, attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Signing his first pro contract at age 27, he played his entire professional career for the Washington Senators' organization and appeared in 14 Major League Baseball games for the 1968 Senators, for whom he worked in 23 innings and had an earned run average of 4.70.[1] As a minor leaguer, he compiled a won/lost mark of 47–37 with an earned run average of 3.03 in 165 games.[2]

In 1969 he became head baseball coach of Western Carolina University and later held the same position at Georgia Southwestern State University. He also served in professional baseball as a minor league coach and manager for the Senators/Texas Rangers franchise and as field coordinator and assistant player development director for the Seattle Mariners.[3]