Wilcox, Bill "Willie"

Inducted: 1997

Wilcox, Bill "Willie"


He began playing fastpitch in 1965. From 1976 through 1994, teams on which he played won nine State Tournament Fastpitch Championships and were Runner-Up twice.

He was named the most valuable pitcher ten times in the State Tournament as well as in numerous invitational events. His fastball was clocked at 87 m.p.h.

In 1975, he began playing for Gene Culton out of Winchester. They won a number of invitational events one or more times, among them the Music City Classic, the Shillito Classic, the Georgetown Tournament, 4th of July Tournament (in Winchester), the Gold Digger Classic (in Hardy) and the Moulton (Indiana) Tournament.

In Rockford, Illinois, in 1994, Bypass Auto was the first Kentucky “A” team to win an ASA National Regional in 42 years. He led the team by pitching all four games the team won and was named MVP.