Curtis Wilkerson

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Curtis Wilkerson
Ft. Worth Cats
Infielder/Manager
Born: (1961-04-26) April 26, 1961 (age 53)
Petersburg, Virginia
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1983 for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
May 16, 1993 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Batting average .245
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 179
Teams

Curtis Vernon Wilkerson (born April 26, 1961 in Petersburg, Virginia), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a utility man from 1983-1993.

He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers. Although he made his Major League debut as a late-season call-up in 1983, 1984 was his official rookie season; he was named the Rangers' Rookie of the Year that season.

On December 5, 1988, he was traded by the Texas Rangers with Paul Kilgus, Mitch Williams, Steve Wilson, and minor leaguers Luis Benitez and Pablo Delgado to the Chicago Cubs for Rafael Palmeiro, Jamie Moyer, and Drew Hall. After two seasons with the Cubs, Wilkerson played with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Kansas City Royals.

After ending his playing career, Wilkerson coached in the Royals and Pirates organizations. He was the manager of the Tarrant County Blue Thunder of the independent Continental Baseball League before the team folded after the 2008 season.

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