Sunday, June 15, 2014
RIP - Bill McCool
Former left-handed reliever Bill McCool passed away on June 8, 2014 at age 69.
Signed by the Cincinnati Reds in 1963, he made his major-league debut at age 19 in April 1964, and was named to the Topps All-Rookie Team that season. McCool pitched for the Reds from 1964 to 1968. He led the team in saves in both 1965 and 1966, and made the all-star team in 1966.
Selected by the San Diego Padres in the October 1968 expansion draft, Bill pitched one season for the Padres, before finishing his major-league career with the Cardinals in 1970. In 1971, he pitched in triple-A ball for the Royals and Twins before retiring.
In 2013 he was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame, where he pitched in high school in 1962.