Krueger pitched for 13 years in the big leagues, going 68-66 with a 4.35 ERA, while playing for eight different teams. He broke in with the Oakland A’s in 1983 and won 10 games the following year. It would be one of three double-digit win seasons for Krueger. He won a career-high 11 games for the Seattle Mariners in 1991, then won 10 games for the Minnesota Twins in 1992. He shifted into a bullpen role in 1993 and never came close to reaching 10 wins again. His career concluded with a return to the Mariners for six games in 1995.
The first start of Krueger’s career came in Anaheim against the Angels on April 10, 1983. He pitched seven innings and allowed three runs which was good enough to secure the win in an 11-4 Oakland victory.
Krueger played college basketball for four years at Portland State University. He was a three-year starter and three-year captain for the Pilots and was the team’s most valuable player for the 1977-78 season.
Krueger is currently a television analyst for the Seattle Mariners.
Bill Krueger – career stats