William Joseph Scherrer
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 4", Weight 180 lb.
- High School Cardinal O'Hara High School (Tonawanda)
- Debut September 7, 1982
- Final Game July 28, 1988
- Born January 20, 1958 in Tonawanda, NY USA
As a rookie with the Cincinnati Reds in 1983, pitcher Bill Scherrer posted a 2.74 ERA and saved 10 games while making 73 appearances, fourth best in the National League. Late the next season, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers for Carl Willis and appeared in three World Series games that year.
After his playing career, Scherrer became a scout. He was an area scout for the Florida Marlins (1992-1998), a national crosschecker for the Reds (1999-2002) and a professional scout for the Chicago White Sox (2003-2005). Since 2005, he has been a special assistant to White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams, scouting other major league teams.
- Jeffrey Shand-Lubbers: "Bill Scherrer", in Mark Pattison and David Raglin, ed.: Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!, SABR Publications, Phoenix, AZ, 2012, pp. 147-150. ISBN 978-1933599441