Walter Wilson (baseball)

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Walter Wilson
Pitcher
Born: (1913-11-24)November 24, 1913
Glenn, Georgia
Died: (1994-04-17) April 17, 1994 (age 20)
Bremen, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1945 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 10, 1945 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win–loss record 1-3
Earned run average 4.61
Strikeouts 28
Teams

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 began his professional career with the Concord Weavers of the Class D North Carolina State league in 1939. 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. After the 1945 season, he spent two more years in the minor leagues.

Wilson died in Bremen, Georgia, at the age of 80, and was buried in Glenn Cemetery in his hometown.

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