Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Player Profile: Bill Atkinson

I have two cards of Bill Atkinson. This one is from 1980 Topps.
Playing career: Bill Atkinson was a reliever for the Expos from 1976 to 1979, and put up very good numbers: 11-4 record, 11 saves, 3.42 ERA, 99 K in 147.1 IP. For some reason the Expos let him go, and he spent several years in the White Sox system without returning to the majors. He doesn’t seem to have been hurt, and his good major league numbers you’d think would have warranted a longer stretch in the majors.

My memories: He is before my time. Only know him from his card.

Where he is now: Anyone know where Bill Atkinson is now?

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Bill At, before Bill Attride, an astrologer. When you google Bill Atkinson you don’t get any references to the ballplayer on the first page. Most refer to computer engineer who invented the menu bar and several graphics applications.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Rich Aude.

1 comment:

  1. Today June 20 2014 Billy is at the STONEWILLOW INN in St. Marys,Ontario Canada for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame golf tournament as a celebrity partcipant and will attend the Induction ceremony tomorrow for Tim Wallack.,Dave Van Horne ,Murray Cook and posthoumously Jim Ridley.