William Oliver O'Dell (February 10, 1933 – September 12, 2018) was an American professional baseball player. He pitched in the Major Leagues in thirteen seasons: 1954 and from 1956–1967. He was signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1954. He also played for the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.
O'Dell in 1963.
|Born: February 10, 1933|
Whitmire, South Carolina
|Died: September 12, 2018 (aged 85)|
Newberry, South Carolina
|June 20, 1954, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 12, 1967, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||3.29|
|Career highlights and awards|
O'Dell was born in Whitmire, South Carolina. He studied at Clemson University. O'Dell died at a hospital in Newberry, South Carolina on September 12, 2018 from complications of Parkinson's disease, aged 85.
- "Former pitcher Billy O'Dell, Orioles' first bonus baby and MVP of 1958 All-Star Game, is dead at 85". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 13, 2018.