A native of Yardville, N.J., Bill came to Princeton from Bordentown Military Institute, where he played basketball and baseball. He was a catcher and first baseman on Princeton’s varsity team and was elected captain for the 1971-72 season.
Bill joined Tower Club and majored in basic engineering. Senior year he roomed in Patton Hall with John Davren, Charles Hughes, Bob Maguire, and Bill Schaefer.
The San Francisco Giants drafted Bill in the June 1972 baseball draft. He played one season with the Great Falls (Mont.) Giants of the Pioneer League.
Following baseball, Bill operated the Yardville Inn before embarking on a career in commercial real estate. He retired as vice president of the commercial division of Auletta Realty in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Bill is survived by his wife, Joann Binder; sons William F. Binder III and Brent G. Binder; and grandchildren Neela and Aviva. Contributions to a memorial fund in Bill’s name may be made to the Friends of Princeton Baseball, 330 Alexander St., Princeton, N.J. 08540; Attn. Alexis Brock.
The class sends condolences to his family.