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William R. Seinsoth (April 4, 1947 in Los Angeles, California - September 7, 1969 in Torrance, California) was a first baseman who is most notable for winning the 1968 College World Series Most Outstanding Player award while a junior at University of Southern California. He is one of seven players from University of Southern California to win that award. The others are Bill Thom, Bud Hollowell, Russ McQueen, George Milke, Rod Boxberger and Wes Rachels. Also an All-American, he hit .327 with 31 RBI in his sophomore season. The next year, he hit .312 with six home runs and 23 RBI. He hit .368 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI in 1969. He had a career .337 average in college.

He played for the Alaska Goldpanners of the Alaska Baseball League in from 1966 to 1968.

Prior to playing collegiately, he attended Arcadia High School.

He was drafted five times, but he played only one year professionally, never reaching the majors. He died in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 22. He died at Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, California.

Times drafted

(Year, Team, Round)

Professional baseball and family relations

He signed with the Dodgers for a $40,000 signing bonus.

He played for the Bakersfield Dodgers in 1969, hitting .276 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI.

His cousin was former Los Angeles Dodgers player Tommy Hutton. His father, also named Bill Seinsoth, played professionally from 1936 to 1950.

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