- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 210 lb.
Bill Evers was drafted by the Montreal Expos in June of 1975, the Cleveland Indians in January 1976, and finally by the Chicago Cubs in June 1976. He caught and played 1B in the Cubs' system from 1976 to 1979, hitting .250.
Evers was the minor league catching instructor for the Chicago Cubs in 1980 and held the same post with the New York Yankees from 1981 to 1985. He coached the Clinton Giants in 1986 before beginning his managing career.
Evers managed the Durham Bulls for eight seasons and lead the team to six playoff berths since joining the International League in 1998. The first Triple-A manager the Bulls have ever known, he has led the Bulls to five South Division Titles, four Governor's Cup Finals berths and back-to-back Championships (2003-04). He is one of just six managers to lead his clubs to consecutive IL Crowns. In 1997, Evers' second year with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization, he led St. Petersburg to the best record in the Florida State League (81-56) and secured his third title when the D-Rays defeated Vero Beach in the finals. Prior to joining St. Pete., Evers managed the Rays' GCL entry in 1996.
The New York, NY native spent 19 years as a minor league skipper, having spent six years with the San Francisco Giants organization (1987-1992) and three seasons in the New York Yankees' chain (1993-1995). In 1995, Evers' only other season in the IL, he managed Columbus to a 71-68 record. Bill has led ten clubs to playoff berths and posted back-to-back Texas League Titles with Shreveport (1990 & 1991) - giving him five in his career. Evers has compiled a 1,381-1,206 record (.534) as a manager.
Evers was a bench coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2006-2007. He was a scout for the Rays in 2008-2009 and the minor league field coordinator (with Jim Hoff) in 2010-2011. In 2019, he returned to the majors as a coach on the staff of newly appointed Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, who had known him from their days together on the Devil Rays. His primary duty was as the catching coach.
His son, Billy Evers, pitched in the Rays organization from 2004-2006.