Bill Vinton

  • Card 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

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