"William Partlemore Kirk" was an United States/American professional baseball player. His career extended from 1954–1956 and 1959–1964, but the , left-handed pitcher made only one Major League Baseball/Major League appearance for the Oakland Athletics/Kansas City Athletics during the season.
A native of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Kirk spent much of his life in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania/Lancaster. He graduated from J. P. McCaskey High School in 1952, where he was a gifted athlete excelling in both soccer and baseball. Upon graduation, he was offered a scholarship to West Chester University of Pennsylvania/West Chester University, but chose instead to accept a minor league baseball/minor league pitching contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Kirk signed a Major League contract with the Oakland Athletics/Philadelphia Athletics in 1954. That year, he registered a 12–9 Win–loss record (pitching)/record with a 3.32 earned run average/ERA for Class D Welch Miners. Kirk stayed with the Athletics when the team moved to Kansas City in 1955, pitching for six minor league teams before being promoted to the majors late in the 1961 season. While playing for Class-A Lancaster Red Roses, he had pitched a no-hitter at Stumpf Field in July 1960.More Bill Kirk on Wikipedia.