Bill Carrick
Bill Carrick.jpg
Carrick in 1902, with the Washington Senators
Born: (1873-09-05)September 5, 1873
Erie, Pennsylvania
Died: March 7, 1932(1932-03-07) (aged 58)
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 30, 1898, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1902, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Win–loss record63–89
Earned run average4.14
Career highlights and awards

William Martin Carrick (September 5, 1873 – March 7, 1932) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. He was nicknamed Doughnut Bill.[1]

Listed at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and 150 pounds (68 kg), Carrick batted and threw right-handed. He played for the New York Giants and the Washington Senators in a span of five seasons from 1898 through 1902.

Carrick's best pitch was the curveball.[2] At one point during the 1901 season, he lost seventeen consecutive decisions.[3]

Following his major league career, Carrick continued to be active in professional ball in the minor leagues, while pitching for the Seattle Siwashes (1903), Toledo Mud Hens (1903), Fall River Indians (1905), Newark Sailors (1906–1907), and the New Haven Blues/New Haven Black Crows (1908/1909). He then managed for New Haven (renamed the Prairie Hens) in 1910.[4]


  1. ^ Wilbert, Warren N. The arrival of the American League: Ban Johnson and the 1901 challenge to National League monopoly, McFarland, 2007, p. 77. ISBN 0-7864-3013-3
  2. ^ James, Bill, and Rob Neyer. The Neyer/James guide to pitchers: an historical compendium of pitching, pitchers, and pitches, Simon and Schuster, 2004, p. 158. ISBN 0-7432-6158-5
  3. ^ "Baseball Gossip", The Pittsburg Press, August 31, 1901, p. 3.
  4. ^ "Manager Carrick Reports", The Hartford Courant, April 7, 1910, p. 16.