William Allen Stein
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
- School Brevard Junior College, Southern Illinois University
- High School Cocoa High School
- Debut September 6, 1972
- Final Game October 6, 1985
- Born January 21, 1947 in Battle Creek, MI USA
Bill Stein was a valuable and versatile player for several big league teams. He hit .267 and played every position except pitcher, catcher, and center field. He played from 1972 to 1985 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers. Stein had limited time as a starter in the big leagues, mainly the two years after the Mariners made him their third pick in the 1976 expansion draft, in 1977 and 1978. He started at third base and batted 5th on Opening Day for that first Mariners team.
Stein managed in the New York Mets organization from 1988 to 1990; he distinguished himself as the winningest manager in the Mets organization in 1990. He then managed the 1991 Bend Bucks and 1992 Clinton Giants. He was the hitting coach for the 1993 Shreveport Captains. In 1994, he managed a team in Tyler, TX, then retired from baseball. He moved to North Padre Island, Texas, where he conducted private lessons.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1988||Little Falls Mets||New York-Penn League||39-36||6th||New York Mets|
|1989||Columbia Mets||South Atlantic League||73-67||4th||New York Mets|
|1990||Columbia Mets||South Atlantic League||83-60||1st||New York Mets||Lost in 1st round|
|1991||Bend Bucks||Northwest League||30-46||7th||none|
|1992||Clinton Giants||Midwest League||59-79||13th||San Francisco Giants|
|1994||Tyler WildCatters||Texas-Louisiana League||42-46||Independent Leagues|