William Dayton Perritt
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 168 lb.
- Debut September 7, 1912
- Final Game July 3, 1921
- Born August 30, 1892 in Arcadia, LA USA
- Died October 15, 1947 in Shreveport, LA USA
Perritt had a good year in 1914 with the 1914 St. Louis Cardinals, going 16-13 with a 2.36 ERA at the age of 22 for manager Miller Huggins. After the season he jumped to the Federal League but John McGraw convinced him to join the New York Giants, so he was sold to the Giants where he was to have his greatest success.
In perhaps his best year, 1917, he went 17-7 with an ERA of 1.88, good for third in the league. He appeared in the 1917 World Series, posting a 2.16 ERA and going 2-for-2 as a hitter.
In a game in 1918 Perritt got the win in the second-shortest game ever, a 1-0 contest that took 57 minutes.
In 1918 Hal Chase was accused of trying to get Perritt to throw a game. Perritt later testified against Chase in 1919.
See also article about Perritt
- 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1914 & 1916-1918)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1914-1918)