Bill Pierre

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William Pierre

Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Pierre was a minor league position player until 1929, playing for the Buffalo Bisons in the International League(1922), Greensboro in the Piedmont League (1923), the Durham Bulls in the Piedmont League (1924), Alexandria in the Cotton States League (1926-1927), Montgomery in the Southeastern League (1927-1928) and Baton Rouge in the Cotton States League (1929).

Scouting for the New York Giants , Brooklyn Dodgers , Detroit Tigers , St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees (1927-1959), he discovered and/or signed players such as Ray Berres , Ben Chapman , Le Grant Scott , Walt Streuli , Abe White , Dixie Walker , Whitey Lockman , Frank House , Frank Lary , Frank Bolling , Coot Veal , Bobo Osborne and Don Bryant.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs
1917 Anniston Moulders Georgia-Alabama League 13-5 1st League disbanded May 23
1919 Lakeland Highlanders Florida State League -- -- replaced by Hugh Wicker 7/14
Augusta Dollies South Atlantic League -- none replaced Fred DeWitt in May
replaced by Dolly Stark in June
1920 High Point Furniture Makers Piedmont League 3rd replaced Dick Miller in July
1921 High Point Furniture Makers Piedmont League 65-55 2nd Lost League Finals
1924 Durham Bulls Piedmont League 74-46 1st none
1925 Jackson Senators Cotton States League 12-9 -- -- replaced by Fred Heck (56-45)on May 13
1926 Alexandria Reds Cotton States League 64-65 4th none
1927 Alexandria Reds Cotton States League -- -- replaced by Sam Barnes 5/16
Montgomery Lions Southeastern League 50-33 2nd none replaced Nig Leonard (36-34) on June 30
1928 Montgomery Lions Southeastern League 91-57 2nd League Champs
1929 Baton Rouge Essos Cotton States League 5th replaced Dee Cousineau 6/9
1930 Huntsville Springers Georgia-Alabama League -- -- replaced by Erskine Thompson 5/28
1935 Birmingham Barons Southern Association -- -- replaced Clyde Milan June 6
replaced by Bill Hughes


Principal sources for Bill Pierre include newspaper obituaries (OB), government records (VA,CM,CW), Sporting Life (SL), Baseball Digest, The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR), TSN's Daguerreotypes (none) (DAG), The Historical Register, The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase(PD), The Baseball Library (BL); various Encyclopediae including The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball by Turkin & Thompson (T&T), MacMillan Baseball Encyclopedia (Mac), Total Baseball (TB), The Bill James Historical Abstract (BJ) and The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (LJ); Retrosheet (RS), The Baseball Chronology (BC), Baseball Page (BP), The Baseball Almanac (BA), Baseball Cube (B3), including the SABR Encyclopedia and obituaries at (DBE) as well as research by Reed Howard (RH), Pat Doyle (PD) and Frank Hamilton (FH)..

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