William Charles Schuster
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 164 lb.
- School State University of New York at Buffalo
- Debut September 29, 1937
- Final Game September 29, 1945
- Born August 4, 1912 in Buffalo, NY USA
- Died June 28, 1987 in El Monte, CA USA
Bill Schuster was nicknamed "Broadway" Bill for one of two reasons that appear in historical articles on him: Either it was because he wore expensive clothing, or because of his defensive theatrics on the field.
He played in the Pacific Coast League for the Seattle Rainiers, the Los Angeles Angels in the mid-to-late 1940s, and for the Hollywood Stars in 1952. He was the roommate with Honus Wagner, who was then a coach, when with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also played for the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Braves. In 2006 he was elected to the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.
In the 1945 World Series he played for the Cubs and scored a run.
After his baseball playing and coaching career ended, Schuster worked in the press room of the Los Angeles Times and also operated a gas station in Woodland Hills, CA.
Awards & Honors
- Rainers Roll of Honor - "All Time Players" - Fan Vote
- Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame - 2006 Inductee
- Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame - MLN Sports Zone - December 9, 2006, p. 6