Highball Wilson

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Highball Wilson
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Pitcher
Born: (1878-08-09)August 9, 1878
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: October 16, 1934(1934-10-16) (aged 56)
Havre De Grace, Maryland
Batted: Unknown Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1899 for the Cleveland Spiders
Last MLB appearance
May 17, 1904 for the Washington Senators
Career statistics
Win–loss record 14–27
Strikeouts 86
Earned run average 3.29
Teams

Howard Paul "Highball" Wilson (August 9, 1878 – October 16, 1934) was a professional baseball pitcher. He played all or parts of four seasons in Major League Baseball, including a stint on the infamous 1899 Cleveland Spiders.

Wilson made just one appearance for the Spiders, pitching a complete game and losing. He spent the 1900 and 1901 seasons with the Norwich Witches of the Connecticut State League, then resurfaced with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1902. During his brief stint in the A's rotation, he compiled a 7–5 record, helping the team to the American League pennant.

In 1903, he pitched for the Washington Senators, posting a decent 3.31 ERA but losing 18 games for a bad team. His career ended the following season.

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