Bill Stoneman
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 09/16/2008
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Bill Stoneman has excelled at every level of baseball, whether it was as a player at Idaho or as a Major League Baseball executive. A top-caliber pitcher for the Vandals, Stoneman went on to be selected in the 31st round of the MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs in 1966. He made his major league debut on July 16, 1967 and went on to pitch eight seasons in the majors with the Cubs, the Montral Expos and the California Angels. As an Expo, Stoneman finished eighth in Cy Young Award voting in 1971 and was a 1972 National League All-Star selection. He threw two no-hitters in his career and finished with a 54-85 all-time record in eight years. From 1969-71, he ranked in the top 10 each season in strikeouts per nine innings. In 1984, he moved on to the next phase of his professional career in baseball as the Assistant to the President for the Montreal Expos. From 1985-99 he served as Montreal’s Vice President of Baseball Operations and served two seasons as the team’s General Manager. In 2000, Stoneman moved on to the Anaheim Angels as General Manager and led the team to a four playoff appearances, three division championships, and the 2002 American League title and World Series title. Stoneman stepped down as the team’s GM in 2007, but remains on staff as a consultant.

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