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6* WILLIE WILSON (Franchise player #0112 - 1976-08)

All-Star

Position: OF

Willie Wilson

Willie James Wilson
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: July 9, 1955 in Montgomery, AL
Acquired: June 5, 1974: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st Round (18th overall) of the 1974 Amateur Draft

Departed: November 5, 1990: Granted free agency (signed with the Oakland Athletics on December 3, 1990)

MLB Debut: September 4, 1976
Final MLB Game: May 16, 1994
Royals Debut: September 4, 1976
Final Royals Game:
October 3, 1990
Member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame - Class of 2000

Awards & Achievements
All-Star: 1982, 1983
1978 Baseball Bulletin All-Rookie Team
AL Player of the Month: September 1981
AL Player of the Week: August 26, 1979 
Royals 25th Anniversary Team (selected in 1993)
AL Batting Champion: 1982
AL Hits Leader: 1980
AL Runs Leader: 1980
AL Triples Leader: 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988
AL Stolen Base Leader: 1979
Silver Slugger: 1980, 1982
All-AL Team: 1980 (UPI)
Rawlings Gold Glove: 1980
Royals Player of the Month: August 1979, July 1984, August 1984, May 1987, July 1989, April 1990
Royals Player of the Year: 1981 & 1984
 
Statistics with the Royals (led team in bold) (led league in red)
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
1976 12 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 .167
1977 13 34 10 11 2 0 0 1 6 3 1 8 .324
1978 127 198 43 43 8 2 0 16 46 12 16 33 .217
1979 154 588 113 185 18 13 6 49 83 12 28 92 .315
1980 161 705 133 230 28 15 3 49 79 10 28 81 .326
1981 102 439 54 133 10 7 1 32 34 8 18 42 .303
1982 136 585 87 194 19 15 3 46 37 11 26 81 .332
1983 137 576 80 159 22 8 2 33 59 8 33 75 .276
1984 128 541 81 163 24 9 2 44 47 5 39 56 .301
1985 141 605 87 168 25 21 4 43 43 11 29 94 .278
1986 156 631 77 170 20 7 9 44 34 8 31 97 .269
1987 146 610 97 170 18 15 4 30 59 11 32 88 .279
1988 147 591 81 155 17 11 1 37 35 7 22 106 .262
1989 112 383 58 97 17 7 3 43 24 6 27 78 .253
1990 115 307 49 89 13 3 2 42 24 6 30 57 .290
w/Royals 1787 6799 1050 1968 241 133 40 509 612 119 360 990 .289
Career 2154 7731 1169 2207 281 147 41 585 668 134 425 1144 .285

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's Willie Wilson page

* wore #19 in 1976 & #32 in 1977

 
Notes
Also played for the Oakland Athletics (1991-92) & the Chicago Cubs (1993-94)
 
 
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