A well-traveled veteran major leaguer, right-hander Willie Blair played for nine teams in his 12-year major league career. He debuted with Toronto on April 11 1990 in two innings of relief and after his first 5 games, had a stingy 1.17 earned run average, and held opponents to a .192 batting average. For the year Willie Blair posted a 3-5 record with a 4.06 ERA. He was traded to Cleveland in November for Alex Sanchez.
Pitching for the Colorado Rockies on August 12 1993 Willie Blair pitched his first complete game, a 4-1 win in Dodger Stadium defeating Orel Hershiser.
In May of 1997 pitching for Detroit Willie Blair was 3-2 with a high 5.08 ERA and was hit in the face by a batted line drive. After spending a month on the disabled list he returned to the Tigers and went 14-6 with a 3.99 for the rest of the season. Baseball Historian