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William Allen Blair (born December 18 1965 in Paintsville, Kentucky) is a former journeyman right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1990-2001. Blair played baseball for Morehead State University before the Toronto Blue Jays drafted him in the 11th round of the 1986 amateur draft.[1] Blair spent four seasons in the Blue Jays minor league system, playing for the St. Catharines Blue Jays (1986), the Dunedin Blue Jays (1987-88), the Knoxville Smokies (1988), and the Syracuse Chiefs (1989).[2] In his career, Blair pitched with the Blue Jays (1990), Cleveland Indians (1991), Houston Astros (1992), Colorado Rockies (1993-94), San Diego Padres (1995-96), Detroit Tigers (1997, 1999-2001), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998), and New York Mets (1998). His best year was 1997, in which he had 16-8 record and an ERA of 4.17. Willie Blair now resides in Lexington, KY. and is doing a camp at Champions baseball.

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  1. Whitmire, Tim. "Six-foot-10 pitcher racking up Ks at Morehead State", Associated Press, April 17, 1999.
  2. "Dunedin Blue Jays on winning streak", Toronto Star, May 22, 1987, p. G3.Perkins, Dave. "Jays acquire Tenace as a batting coach, add 10 roster rookies", Toronto Star, November 17, 1988, p. B6.MacCarl, Neil. "Glenallen Hill sacrifices power and his batting average soars", Toronto Star, July 26, 1989, p. F3.

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