William M. Burgess III
- School Manhattan College
- High School Rancocas Valley Regional High School
- Born 1951 in Brooklyn, NY USA
- Died April 8, 2014
Bill Burgess was a baseball researcher known largely for his extensive knowledge of the life and career of Ty Cobb. He was referred to as a "Cobb scholar" in the book Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty (Charles Leerhsen, 2015). His research, largely aggregated on Baseball Fever and Baseball Guru, was referenced in many books.