Hack Wilson (minors)

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William W. Wilson

  • Bats Both
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 204 lb.
  • Born ~1906

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Hack Wilson played 12 seasons in the minor leagues in a career that spanned from 1930 to 1947. He didn't play from 1932 to 1934 or from 1943 to 1945. He played in the Pacific Coast League in 1930, 1931 and 1937.

Not known for his offensive prowess, he hit double digit home runs twice (11 in both 1935 and 1940) and never hit more than .300. His career-high in hits was 126. He also pitched 43 games in his career.

Wilson managed the Sioux City Cowboys (1935), the Tacoma Tigers (1938, replaced by Hal Rhyne) and the Topeka Owls (1939-1942; replaced by Pete Monahan in 1940). He led the Owls to the playoffs each year.