Scherrer pitched for seven years in the majors, compiling an 8-10 record with 11 saves and a 4.08 ERA. He came up with the Cincinnati Reds in 1982 and had his most productive season the next year. He pitched in 73 games for the Reds in 1983 and earned two wins while saving 10 games and posting a 2.74 ERA. The Reds sent him to the Detroit Tigers in 1984. He also made stops with the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies before his big-league run ended in 1988. He pitched one more year in AAA before retiring in 1989.
Scherrer was a member of the 1984 Detroit Tigers team that beat the San Diego Padres in the World Series. He pitched in three games of the ’84 Fall Classic, throwing three innings and giving up one run. Scherrer went on to get two more World Series rings while working as a scout for the Florida Marlins in 1997 and as a scout for the Chicago White Sox in 2005.
Scherrer made his major league debut on Sept. 7, 1982, at Riverfront Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched the final two innings of an 8-4 loss for the Reds.
Bill Scherrer – career stats