Bill Mountjoy

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William Henry Mountjoy
(Medicine Bill)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 6", Weight 150 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Medicine Bill Mountjoy had three years in the major leagues and achieved some measure of stardom in that time. In his best season, he went 19-12.

Bill was born, and died, in London, ON, and played for the hometown Mutuals and Tecumsehs in his youth. He joined the Port Huron, MI team in 1882-1883 and came to the Cincinnati Red Stockings near the end of the 1883 season. He pitched an excellent exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles, but then lost his first major league game. In the fall, he continued to have outstanding exhibition performances.

During his successful 1884 season, he pitched 289 innings and his arm began to tire. He came back to pitch another half season for the Red Stockings in 1885 but was released and picked up by the Baltimore Orioles. After several appearances, he was again released, and picked up by the Binghamton Bingoes. In the following years he played for several more minor league teams, was an umpire in the minors for a short time, managed in the minors and then went into the hotel business.

Main source: Major League Baseball Profiles: 1871-1900.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1884 & 1885)

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