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Willie Wilson

Inducted 2000
Outfielder 1976-1990

Blazing speed and daring plays made Wilson a dynamic force for Kansas City. He was the 1981 Royals Player of the Year and a two-time All-Star selection. He won the 1982 American League batting title (.332). In 1979, Wilson led the league and set a club record with 83 stolen bases. In 1980, he became the second player in MLB history with 100 hits from each side of the plate. That same year he also won a Gold Glove for defensive excellence. Wilson led the league in triples five times and set all-time Royals records with an amazing 13 career inside-the-park home runs and 612 stolen bases.

  • POSITION: Outfielder
  • BATS: Both
  • THROWS: Right
  • HEIGHT: 6'3
  • WEIGHT: 190
  • BORN: July 9, 1955 in Montgomery, Ala.
  • HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.
  • SIGNED: 1974
  • DEBUT: September 4, 1976
  • FINAL GAME: May 16, 1994
Royals Career Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
1787 6799 1060 1968 40 509 360 990 612 .289 .329 .382