George Wilson (baseball)

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George Wilson
Born: (1925-08-30)August 30, 1925
Cherryville, North Carolina
Died: October 29, 1974(1974-10-29) (aged 49)
Gastonia, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1952, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1956, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Batting average .191
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 19
Career highlights and awards

George Washington Wilson (August 30, 1925 – October 29, 1974), nicknamed "Teddy", was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball. Listed at 6' 1" (1.85 m), 185 lb. (84 k), Wilson batted left handed and threw right handed. He was born in Cherryville, North Carolina.[1]

Basically a corner outfielder, Wilson was most often used as a pinch hitter during his majors career. He played for the Chicago White Sox, New York Giants and New York Yankees in parts of three seasons spanning 1952–1956.

A member of the 1956 World Series champion Yankees, he also played in Japan from 1963 to 1964 for the Nishitetsu Lions.

In a three-season career, he hit .191 with three home runs and 19 RBI in 145 games played.

Overall, his professional career spanned 23 seasons, beginning in 1942 in the Minor leagues and ending in 1964 with the Lions.[2]

In addition, he had two productive seasons for the Navegantes del Magallanes of the Venezuela Winter League and played in the 1955 Caribbean Series.[3]

Wilson died in Gastonia, North Carolina at the age of 49.