William George "Bill" Werle (December 21, 1920 – November 27, 2010) was a left-handed major league baseball pitcher from
Oakland, California. He pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox from 1949 to 1954.〔 His nickname was ''Bugs'' because of his interest in entomology.〔''Anonymous. April 15, 1949. ''Former Bug Hunter Now Hunts Bugs In His Style''. Charlotte Observer. 4B.〕 He threw and batted left-handed. His playing weight was 182 pounds.〔''Bill Werle'', http://www.baseball-reference.com, Players.〕
Werle pitched for Modesto Junior College in the spring of 1941. In an 8–7 loss to Compton Junior College he ceded 14 hits, but it was an unearned run which caused his defeat. He pitched a
complete game.〔''Compton Jaysee Nine Edges Modesto, 8-7'', Los Angeles Times, April 8, 1941, Page 24.〕 In March 1942 Werle held the University of Southern California baseball team to eight hits in a key California Intercollegiate Baseball Association contest. The University of California won 10–5. One of the hits he gave up was a solo homer to
Cal Barnes in the ninth inning.〔''Bear Nine's Spurt in Eighth Downs Troy to Tune of 10-5'', Los Angeles Times, March 14, 1942, Page 11.〕 Playing for the Stockton, California, All-Stars, Werle shut out the McClellan Field Commandos, 7–0, in May 1943.〔''Stockton All-Stars Blank McClellans'', Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1943, Page A11.〕
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