From BR Bullpen
William Raymond Parsons
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 6", Weight 195 lb.
- School University of Utah, Riverside Community College
- Debut April 13, 1971
- Final Game September 28, 1974
- Born August 17, 1948 in Riverside, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Bill Parsons had a four year career as a major league pitcher, coming in second in the 1971 Rookie of the Year voting. He went 13-17 with a 3.20 ERA as a Rookie in 1971. Parsons was named Sporting News Rookie Pitcher of the year.
Parsons was drafted in the 7th round by the Seattle Pilots in 1968, and worked his way up the minors at Newark, Billings, and Clinton in their organization. At Clinton, he posted a 1.57 ERA. In 1970, he came to the Milwaukee Brewers organization, pitching for Portland of the PCL at the age of 22.
After going 13-17 in 1971 for a last-place team, he went 13-13 the next year, as the Brewers again finished in last place. In both seasons, he was second on the team in victories.
In 1973, he was in only 20 games with an ERA of 6.79. In 1974, after being traded to the Oakland Athletics, he pitched only 2 innings in the majors. He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in July 1975 but never appeared in the majors with them.
 Notable Achievements
- 1971 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
 Further Reading
- Rick Schabowski: "Bill Parsons", in Chip Greene, ed.: Mustaches and Mayhem, Charlie O's Three-Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics 1972-74, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 527-530. ISBN 978-1-943816-07-1