Bill Lawrence (minors01)

From BR Bullpen

William J. Lawrence

BR minors page

Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Lawrence pitched for one season in the Detroit Tigers farm system.

In 1958, Lawrence went 9-9 with a 4.91 earned run average over 26 games for the Valdosta Tigers of the class D Georgia-Florida League. In 132 innings pitched, he gave up 144 hits and 84 walks along with 72 earned runs. At the plate, Bill had eight singles in 50 at bats for a .160 batting average.

Following his baseball career, Lawrence served in the United States Marine Corps including time in Vietnam. He briefly attended law school at the University of North Dakota and was a miner for a time. A Native American of the Red Lake Ojibwe, Lawrence devoted much of his life to Indian causes. He became a journalist and started publishing the Ojibwe News in 1988. He became very well known in Native American circles as a fighter against corruption in tribal government.

Lawrence died of prostate cancer in 2010 at the age of 70.

External Links[edit]