July 20, 1896|
Keyser, North Carolina
|Died: August 31, 1962
|September 11, 1920, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 18, 1920, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||3.46|
William Clarence Wilson (July 20, 1896 – August 31, 1962), sometimes known by the nicknames "Mutt" and "Lank", was an American baseball player. He played professional baseball as a right-handed pitcher for 15 years from 1916 to 1930, including three games in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers in September 1920.
Wilson was sometimes known by the nicknames "Mutt" and "Lank". He appeared in three games for the Detroit Tigers in September 1920, two as a starter and one as a relief pitcher. He compiled a 1–1 win–loss record with an earned run average (ERA) of 3.46. He had one hit in four career at bats, for a .250 batting average. His major league career lasted eight days, from September 11 to 18, 1920.
Wilson also played in the minor leagues from 1916 to 1930. His best minor league season was 1920 when he compiled a 23-21 record with a 4.07 ERA in 387 innings pitched for the Huron Packers (South Dakota League) and the Charleston Palmettos (South Atlantic League). He also appeared in 53 games for the Greensboro Patriots (Piedmont League) with a 26–19 record over the course of the 1928 and 1929 seasons.
Wilson served in the U.S. Army during World War I and later worked for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. Wilson died in Wildwood, Florida in 1962 at age 66. He is buried at Lone Oak Cemetery in Leesburg.