- Series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
- City: Philadelphia
- Team: Quakers
- League: National League
William Miller Vinton (1865-1893) played two ML seasons in Philadelphia, debuting with the Quakers in 1884 and finishing the next year with the Athletics. He had a 17-19 won-lost record but a fine ERA of 2.46. Vinton returned to his beloved Yale University, ending his big league career.
- Continued to pursue minor league baseball in New England and then Minnesota
- Got his degree from Yale in 1888 but died at age 29