Bill Tuttle (July 4, 1929 - July 27, 1998) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for 3 teams in his career: the Detroit Tigers from 1952 to 1957, the Kansas City Athletics from 1958 to 1961 and the Minnesota Twins from 1961 to 1963. He batted and threw right-handed, and also played third base for the Twins for a very brief period in 1961.
Tuttle was born in Elwood, Illinois. After attending Bradley University, Tuttle played his first game on September 10, 1952. In his 11-year career, he had a .259 batting average, with 67 home runs and 443 RBIs. He had 1105 career hits, before retiring on May 11, 1963.
He was considered one of the most reliable players in the game by many. Although he was considered great defensively as well, he never won a Gold Glove Award.
Tuttle died in Anoka, Minnesota at the age of 69. Tuttle had suffered from mouth cancer and had been left severely disfigured. He admitted this had been caused by his long term use of chewing tobacco. In the last years of his life, he traveled widely as a public speaker warning of the dangers of "spit" tobacco.