Named to many Little League, Babe Ruth, and American Legion All- Star teams, Bill Crone was a 1975–1976 All American baseball and football player at Frederick High School. While playing shortstop at West Chester State College, he averaged .349. In 1991, Crone was elected to his college Hall of Fame. He joined the Seattle Mariners’ AAA team, winning the league’s Silver Glove Award with a .492 average, and was voted MVP in 1981. He was a member of the 1979 U.S.A. International Team. Crone ended his professional career playing for the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Indians through 1988. He was a remarkably gifted athlete.