Bill Hutchison
Hutchison in 1889
Born: (1859-12-17)December 17, 1859
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: March 19, 1926(1926-03-19) (aged 66)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 10, 1884, for the Kansas City Cowboys
Last MLB appearance
May 20, 1897, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Win–loss record182–163
Earned run average3.59
Career highlights and awards

William Forrest "Wild Bill" Hutchison[a] (December 17, 1859 – March 19, 1926) was an American professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of nine seasons (1884, 1889–1895, 1897) with the Kansas City Cowboys, Chicago White Stockings/Colts, and St. Louis Browns. He was the National League wins leader for three straight seasons (1890–1892) and the strikeout leader in 1892 with Chicago. For his career, he compiled a 182–163 record in 376 appearances, with a 3.59 earned run average and 1,235 strikeouts.[2] He is the last player in baseball history to pitch 500 innings in a single season, a feat which he last accomplished in 1892, appearing in 75 games in a 146-game season and pitching 622 innings overall.[2]

During his seven seasons with the Chicago franchise (now the Chicago Cubs) he ranks 4th all-time in franchise history in wins (181), 6th in games pitched (367), 2nd in innings pitched (3021), 6th in strikeouts (1224), 3rd in games started (339), 1st in complete games (317), 10th in shutouts (21), 1st in base on balls allowed (1109), 1st in losses (158), and 1st in wild pitches (120).

He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, attended Yale University, and later died in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 66.

See also


  1. ^ Often misspelled "Hutchinson".[1]


  1. ^ Wolf, Gregory H. "Bill Hutchison". Society for American Baseball Research. Footnote #1. Retrieved December 16, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Bill Hutchison Statistics and History". Retrieved February 26, 2016.