Wilson played in 224 major league games, appearing first for the Chicago White Sox in 1950 and finishing with 98 games for the Kansas City A’s in 1955. Wilson connected on 32 home runs in 654 big league at bats, but he struggled to put the bat on the ball, hitting just .222 during his four-year big league run. He hit a career-best 17 home runs in 1954 while playing for the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia A’s. He went on to hit 15 more home runs for the A’s the next year, but was relegated to the minors in 1956. He stayed there for six seasons before hanging up his spikes in 1961.
Wilson mentions his historic home run in 1955. He connected off Detroit’s Van Fletcher in the eighth inning, hitting the first home run for the Kansas City A’s. Wilson is currently one of the 100 oldest living ballplayers.
I did not have a card for Wilson when I wrote to him, so he signed this 3×5 card instead.
Bill Wilson – career stats