William Joseph Rohr
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 170 lb.
- High School Bellflower High School
- Debut April 14, 1967
- Final Game June 26, 1968
- Born July 1, 1945 in San Diego, CA USA
Boston Red Sox pitcher Billy Rohr came within one out of immortality on his first day in the Major Leagues. On April 14, 1967 (Boxscore), the day of his major league debut, he was pitching a no-hitter against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. With two out in the bottom of the 9th inning, the Sox leading, and the Yanks hitless, New York catcher Elston Howard lobbed a base hit to right field, spoiling the dream. Rohr had to settle for a one-hit shutout.
Rohr has been a longtime California attorney.
- Alex Edelman: "Billy Rohr", in Bill Nowlin and Dan Desrochers, eds.: The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: 'Pandemonium on the Field', SABR, Rounder Books, Burlington, MA, 2007, pp. 207-211. ISBN 978-1-5794-0141-2