William Frank Selby
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 190 lb.
- School Birmingham-Southern College, Northwest Mississippi Community College, University of Southern Mississippi
- High School Horn Lake High School
- Debut April 19, 1996
- Final Game May 25, 2003
- Born June 11, 1970 in Monroeville, AL USA
Bill Selby played five years in the major leagues, appearing with the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians. He had 69 games at third base, 68 as a pinch hitter, 48 at second base, 35 at various outfield positions and a few games elsewhere.
After being in the minors during 1992-1995, he made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 1996 and had his best year with the bat in the majors, hitting .274. He was two years younger than teammate Mo Vaughn.
He went to Japan in 1997 to play for the Yokohama Bay Stars. In 1998 and 1999, he was in the Indians' minor league organization, and when he hit .295 with 20 home runs for the Buffalo Bisons in 1999, and .276 with 21 home runs in a partial season in 2000, he came back to the majors.
He played for the Reds in 2001, spending much of the year with the Louisville RiverBats, and then came back to Cleveland and Buffalo in 2002. He hit a key grand slam off of Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees in July of that year. His last major league year was 2003, a year in which he also played for the Memphis Redbirds.
He was in Mexico in 2005, hitting .318 with 25 home runs.
Bill has been assistant coach at Northwest Mississippi Community College since 2006. The college is a real powerhouse, with a record of 382-258-2 since he arrived. Ten players have been drafted by MLB teams in that time. Source: .