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Note: This page links to 19th Century pitcher Bill Stearns. For the former 1970s minor league catcher and brother of John Stearns, click here.

William Eckloof Stearns

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Right
  • Height Unknown, Weight Unknown

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Bill Stearns was the youngest player in the National Association in 1871. He began as a pitcher but in 1874 and 1875 he was used a lot in the outfield as well.

Stearns managed to pitch five years in the National Association in spite of posting a record of 12-64. He was good, however, in 1871, going 2-0 for the Washington Olympics, a team whose only other pitcher was Asa Brainard.

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