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Bill Stoneman
Born: April 7, 1944 (1944-04-07) (age 65)
Oak Park, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
July 16, 1967 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
June 30, 1974 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Win-Loss     54-85
ERA     4.08
Strikeouts     934
Career highlights and awards

William Hambly Stoneman III (born April 7, 1944, in Oak Park, Illinois) is a consultant for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. From 1999 to October 15, 2007, he served as the general manager of the Angels. He was a former right-handed pitcher who threw two no-hit, no run games during his eight-year major league career.

Bill Stoneman pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, and the Angels from 1967-74. He threw his two no-hitters as an Expo: the first against the Philadelphia Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium on April 17, 1969, in his fifth major league start (and only the ninth game of the franchise's existence)[1], the second on October 2, 1972 when he beat the New York Mets at Jarry Park. The second no-hitter was the first ever pitched in a Major League regular season game in Canada. Both were 7–0 scores. He was named to the National League All-Star team in 1972.

Only 5'10" (178 cm) and 170 pounds (77 kg), Stoneman was a workhorse who for four consecutive seasons (1969-72) logged more than 200 innings pitched. In 1971, Stoneman struck out 251 in 295 innings, posting a 17-16 record for Montreal. His career was shortened by an arm injury in 1973. His earned run average ballooned from 2.98 in 1972 to 6.80 (1973), then 6.10 (1974), and he won only 5 games, against 16 losses, in that span.

Overall, Stoneman won 54 games and lost 85, with an ERA of 4.08 in 245 games.

After his playing career ended, Stoneman eventually joined the Montreal front office, serving as the team's vice president of business operations and, for almost an entire year, as the club's general manager. He became general manager of the Angels after the 1999 season. He hired Mike Scioscia as the club's manager and presided over its 2002 American League title and World Series championship and the team's ownership transition from the Walt Disney Company to Arturo Moreno.

Bill Stoneman received his bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho in 1966, and a master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. While at the University of Idaho, he was an active member of Beta Theta Pi.

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Preceded by
Murray Cook
Montreal Expos General Manager
Succeeded by
Dave Dombrowski
Preceded by
Bill Bavasi
Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels General Manager
Succeeded by
Tony Reagins


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