Bill Schuster

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William Charles Schuster
(Broadway Bill)

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Bill Schuster was nicknamed "Broadway" Bill for one of two reasons that appear in historical articles on him: Either it was because he wore expensive clothing, or because of his defensive theatrics on the field.

He played in the Pacific Coast League for the Seattle Rainiers, the Los Angeles Angels in the mid-to-late 1940s, and for the Hollywood Stars in 1952. He was the roommate with Honus Wagner, who was then a coach, when with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also played for the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Braves. In 2006 he was elected to the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame.

In the 1945 World Series he played for the Cubs and scored a run.

He managed the Vancouver Capilanos in the Western International League for all of 1951 and part of 1952. He later worked as coach in minor leagues for an extended period of time.

After his baseball playing and coaching career ended, Schuster worked in the press room of the Los Angeles Times and also operated a gas station in Woodland Hills, CA.

Shuster passed away in El Monte, California, at the age of 74 on June 28, 1987.

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