#115 - Willie Wilson - 2X MLB All-Star, Gold Glover, 2X Silver Slugger, World Series Champ
August 10, 2022
Bobby Kerr & Darren Copeland
Willie James Wilson (born July 9, 1955) is a former professional baseball player. He played 19 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.
- Born July 9th, 1955
- From Montgomery, Alabama and moved to Summit, New Jersey when he was 7 years old.
- Highly regarded athlete in Baseball, Football, and Basketball at Summit High School.
- Was drafted in the first round by KC Royals in 1974.
- Played 19 Seasons in the Majors for the Royals, A’s, and Cubs.
- 2× All-Star (1982, 1983)
- World Series champion (1985)
- Gold Glove Award (1980)
- 2× Silver Slugger Award (1980, 1982)
- AL batting champion (1982)
- AL stolen base leader (1979)
- Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame
- Willie had 668 Stolen Bases in the Majors 12th of All-Time.
- Number 4 all time in the American league alone…behind Ricky Henderson, Ty Cobb, and Eddie Collins.
- Author of the Book….”Inside the Park - Running the Base Path of Life”
- Currently lives in AZ with his better half, Helen. Good Friend of ours…..Willie Wilson welcome to the show.