Walter Wilson (baseball)
November 24, 1913|
April 17, 1994 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 17, 1945 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 10, 1945 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||4.61|
Walter Wood Wilson (November 24, 1913 – April 17, 1994) was a professional baseball pitcher. He played one season in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 1945. Listed at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), 190 lb., Wilson batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Glenn, Georgia.
Wilson was one of many players who only appeared in the majors during World War II. He posted a 1–3 record with a 4.61 ERA in 25 appearances for Detroit, including four starts, giving up 40 runs (four unearned) on 76 hits and 35 walks while striking out 28 in 70.1 innings of work. He was on the Tigers roster for the 1945 World Series but did not appear in any game.
Wilson died in Bremen, Georgia, at the age of 80, and was buried in Glenn Cemetery in his hometown.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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