William Gerard Nahorodny (born August 31, 1953 in Hamtramck, Michigan), is a retired professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues from 1976-1984. A catcher, he played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, and Seattle Mariners.
Nahorodny was drafted by the Phillies in the 6th round of the 1972 amateur draft. He made his major league debut on September 27, 1976, going 1-for-3 in a Phillies win over the St. Louis Cardinals. He was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox on September 8, 1977, and played in a career high 107 games with Chicago in 1978.
Nahorodny was later a part-time player with the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, and Seattle Mariners. He made his final major league appearance on September 25, 1984, collecting one RBI for Seattle in a loss to the Indians. He played AAA ball with the Portland Beavers before retiring after the 1985 season.
He currently resides in Clearwater, Florida.
- ^ Bill Nahorodny http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nahorbi01.shtml
- ^ Monday, September 27, 1976, 7:38PM , Busch Stadium II http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SLN/SLN197609270.shtml
- ^ Tuesday, September 25, 1984, Cleveland Stadium http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CLE/CLE198409250.shtml
By Dean Hanley
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