An outstanding lefty pitcher and centerfielder in Wadsworth Youth Leagues and at Wadsworth High, Bill furthered his career at Akron U for years, patrolling center for the Zips while becoming 1980 Captain and Outstanding Defensive Player. He at one time held held Zip record for most hits in a season. In Class AA action, Bill played for champion Akron Insulating teams, 1976-80; was with Medina Merchants '81-85; was named to 8 All Star teams and once posted a 36 game hitting streak. From there Bill moved into the Hobbs baseball action and became head coach of Wadsworth and has posted more wins than any other coach in Grizzlie history. Bill was inducted in the Wadsworth Hall of Fame in 1987.