After graduation from the University of Portland, where he played both baseball and basketball, Bill Krueger signed a professional baseball contract with the Oakland A’s. As a left-handed pitcher, Bill played for 13 seasons and was a member of the 1988 World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. He finished with a 68-66 record as a left-handed starting and relief pitcher. He won the American League Pitcher of the Month Award twice: July 1991- Seattle Mariners, and April 1992- Minnesota Twins. He played in Seattle all of the 1991 season, and a portion of the 1995 season. He was 11-8 for the 1991 team, with a starting staff leading 3.60 ERA.
After retiring from MLB in 1996, Bill became a sports broadcaster for Seattle radio stations KJR and KIRO, and a baseball commentator for FOX Sports Net Northwest. Bill has maintained his on-air sports presence while developing his business career. Bill Krueger and his wife, Jo. Were instrumental in establishing the Pacific Northwest Chapter of Cure Autism Now, a coalition of athletes, community leaders, board members, celebrities, and parents of an autistic child, they have a personal investment in fundraising to find a cure for autism.
“It has been important to me to give something back to the game. I was truly fortunate to have made to the Major Leagues as I was signed off of a tryout upon graduating from college. I have a keen sense of what it takes having been a bit of an underdog my whole athletic career. I have taken my experiences and developed a training regiment that not only teaches the proper mecanics but allows me to help hone in on both the mental and motivational aspects. I treat each kid uniquely and customize my teaching to him. My goal is to improve them as pitchers and to give them the belief that anything is possible.