William “Bill” Robert Steinecke (1907 - 1986)

Bill Steinke
Bill Steinecke (aka Bill Selph) seen here when he played catcher for the Williamsport Grays of the Class A New York-Penn League in 1936.  Steinecke played catcher for and managed the Concord Weavers under the name of Bill Selph to avoid detetection from Judge Bramham. He led the team to a league win in 1937. Some local fans blamed Steinecke for contributing to the break up the Carolina Outlaw League through his many fights and departure from the team before the playoffs. Although subject to suspension from organized professional baseball, Steinecke was never without a job in organized baseball until his death on July 20, 1986.