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Bill Faul

William Alvan Faul
Born: April 21, 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: Feb. 21, 2002
Debut: 1962 | Pos: P
Ht: 5’10” | Wt: 190 | B: R | T: R

Yrs W L G SV IP SO ERA
6 12 16 71 2 261.1 164 4.72

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Bill Faul’s career included pitching in 71 games between 1962 and 1970.

From 1962 to 1964, he pitched for the Detroit Tigers. He was with the Chicago Cubs from 1964 to 1965 and appeared in the majors again in 1970 with the San Francisco Giants.

His career numbers include a 4.72 ERA in 261.1 innings pitched, a 12-16 record and 2 saves. He started 33 games, pitched 8 complete games and 3 shutouts. 

One of his best seasons came in 1963 when he pitched in 97 innings for the Tigers, compiling a 4.64 ERA with a 5-6 record and a save.

Faul pitched for the Cincinnati Bearcats from 1960 to 1962 and holds a school record with 24 strikeouts in a game against Jackson Naval Station in 1961. In 1962, he set a school record with a 0.80 ERA for the season.

He was Cincinnati’s first All-American and finished his college career with 295 strikeouts and an 18-5 record.

Faul was remembered for some of his “unique” habits. He once ate a live frog and he experimented with hypnosis to improve his control.