May 9, 1969 |
Glen Cove, New York
|August 7, 1996, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1996, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Runs batted in||12|
Desi Bernard Wilson (born May 9, 1969) is a former professional baseball player. He played part of one season in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants in 1996, primarily as a first baseman. He also played one season in Japan with the Hanshin Tigers in 1998. He currently serves as hitting coach of the Tennessee Smokies, an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
Wilson played part of one season on the 1996 Giants, with a .271 batting average over 41 games. He also played in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers in 1998.
Wilson played in the affiliated minor leagues until 2002, then went on to play in the independent leagues until 2007. Overall, he hit .312 in his minor league career. In 2005, while playing for the Surprise Fightin' Falcons, Desi had a 30-game hitting streak and batted .411, setting a Golden Baseball League record.
In 2007, Wilson began the season as the manager of the Anderson Joes of the independent South Coast League. Midway through the season, he left the position of manager and was activated as a player. He was then traded to the South Georgia Peanuts where he served as a player-coach for the remainder of the season and was part of the club's SCL championship. He joined the Cubs organization in 2009 as a hitting coach, joining Daytona in 2012. He was promoted to the hitting coach of the Tennessee Smokies in 2013.