Special Assistant to General Manager Ken Williams
Bill Scherrer is in his 10th season with the White Sox and his seventh as special assistant to the general manager. Scherrer, who was hired by the Sox as a professional scout prior to the 2003 season, works directly for General Manager Ken Williams on special assignment scouting of other major league clubs.
Scherrer, a left-handed pitcher, spent seven seasons in the major leagues with the Cincinnati Reds (1982-84, 1987), Detroit Tigers (1984-86), Baltimore Orioles (1988) and Philadelphia Philllies (1989), going 8-10 with 11 saves and a 4.08 ERA (141 ER /311.1 IP) in 228 games (two starts).
In his first full season in the majors with the Reds in 1983, he compiled a 2.74 ERA (28 ER /92.0 IP) with 10 saves and tied for fourth in the National League with 73 appearances. Scherrer was a member of the 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers and made three relief appearances in the World Series vs. San Diego, allowing one run in 3.0 IP.
After retiring as a player in 1991, Scherrer worked seven seasons (1992-98) as an area scout for the Florida Marlins and four (1999-2002) as a crosschecker with the Reds. He was selected in the sixth round of the 1976 draft but attended UNLV for one semester, where he tried out for the basketball team. Scherrer was drafted again by the Reds with the first overall pick in January 1977.
Scherrer was born in Tonawanda, N.Y. on January 20, 1958 and resides in Grand Island, N.Y. with his wife, Michelle. He has six children: Lynn, Michael, C.J., Mary, Lore and Grace. His older brother, Jack, attended the University of Buffalo, where he played basketball against future NBA stars Bob Lanier, Calvin Murphy and Randy Smith.
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