William Christopher Koch
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 218 lb.
Born: December 14, 1974 in Rockville Centre, NY
High School: West Babylon HS (West Babylon, NY) School: Clemson University (Clemson, SC) by the Drafted Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Signed August 23, 1996.
( All Transactions) Debut: May 5, 1999 (Age 24)
vs. OAK 2.2 IP, 0 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Athletics/WhiteSox/Marlins 1999-2004 Final Game: August 26, 2004 (Age 29)
vs. SFG 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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