Bill Voiselle

A smiling man in a baseball uniform

Bill Voiselle. Image from Alechetron.

(1919 - 2005) William Symmes Voiselle, better known as "Big Bill" or "Ol' Ninety-Six," was born in Greenwood, SC, and raised in Ninety-Six. The right-handed pitcher was a 21-game winner as a rookie in 1944, and four years later, he started the deciding game of the World Series. Despite the more than 160 victories in a long career split between the major and minor leagues, Voiselle is best known for wearing the number "96" in honor of the town he grew up in.