Bill Cristall

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William Arthur Cristall

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 145 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Cristall was the first Major League Baseball player from the Ukraine and one of three from Odessa, Ukraine. His 4.84 ERA in six starts for the Cleveland Blues was not impressive, but he did spin a shutout. As a hitter, he hit .350 with two triples in 20 at bats. He won over 100 games in the minors in a career that stretched from 1898 to 1917. Cristall played for Toledo from 1903-1904. The February 8, 1908 issue of Sporting Life indicates that Troy was trying to acquire him from New Orleans, and that he had previously played for Albany and Syracuse. He is included in the Jewish Major Leaguers Upper Deck baseball card collection.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1913 Appleton Papermakers Wisconsin-Illinois League 43-82 8th none
1914 Adrian Fencevilles Southern Michigan Association -- -- replaced by William Henderson
1915 Hamilton Hams Canadian League -- -- replaced by Gus Ziemer
1919 Bay City Wolves Michigan-Ontario League -- -- replaced by Calvin Wenger

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