Bill Krueger

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.


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