William S. Cutler

William S. Cutler passed away March 24, 2012. Born Feb. 7, 1920, he was the son of George and Mary Cutler. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich., along with his eight siblings.


Bill was a man of God and loved the Lord with all his heart. He served his country in WWII and after he embarked on an illustrious career in professional baseball that spanned 50 years.


He worked in the American League office and then joined the front office of the Oakland A's. He worked as a scout for the Montreal Expos. In 1970, he purchased the Pacific Coast League Triple A baseball team Portland Beavers and after he relocated the club to Spokane, Wash., they became the Spokane Indians.


In 1978, he became PCL President and moved the league office to Tempe, Ariz. He was the PCL's longest-serving president in the league’s 109-year history. 

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