Bill “Willie” Pierucci

Considered the greatest hitter of the 40s and the Windy City League. This fast lefty punch hitter lead the Windy City League over 12 seasons on six separate occasions with the top batting average. First played for Hoffmans and then for Salerno Cookies, Fewer Boilers, the title teams of the Witt Hanley Yankees and Midland Motors. Also known for his unique style as he rounded the bases and touched them with his hand. The Tilden Tech star hit .530 in ’48, when it was rare if anyone hit .500. All star catcher in ’39 and ’48, One of the great gentlemen of the game. Born 1920, he and Mary have 2 children. Since deceased.