Willie Wilson Speaker Profile
Willie Wilson Biography
Willie Wilson was born July 9, 1955 and is a former professional baseball player. He played nineteen seasons in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, and Chicago Cubs. He was an outfielder known for his speed and ability as an effective leadoff hitter. Wilson's career total of 668 stolen bases currently ranks him in 12th place all-time among major leaguers.
Wilson retired with a .285 career batting average and 668 stolen bases, which ranks 12th all-time. For his career, Wilson hit 13 inside-the-park home runs, the most of any major league player playing after 1950.
Wilson coached in the Toronto Blue Jays system in 1995 and 1997. He was elected to the Royals Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2003, Wilson was named field manager of the London Monarchs Baseball Club in the fledgling Canadian Baseball League, but the league folded half-way through the 2003 season. Wilson also came out of retirement in 2009, signing a one-day contract with the Kansas City T-Bones, an independent minor league team playing in the Northern League. He currently runs The Willie Wilson Baseball Foundation in Kansas City, MO.
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