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Hack Wilson


Hall of Popularity MLB power hitter in the 1920s and ’30s; led the Country wide League in house runs 4 occasions throughout his 12-12 months career. He decreased out of college and produced four dollars weekly dealing with a sledge hammer. He was five ft six inches high, but had an extremely solid build, which offered him a whole lot of power. His parents had been unwed alcoholics. In the elevation of his profession he was set alongside the great Babe Ruth.

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Full Name Hack Wilson
Date Of Birth April 26, 1900
Died November 23, 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Place Of Birth Elwood City, PA
Height 1.68 m
Profession Baseball Player
Nationality American
Star Sign Taurus

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1Inducted into the Delaware County [Pennsylvania] Athletes Hall of Fame in 1956 (inaugural class).
2His 191 runs batted in (RBI) for 1930 is the major league record. He was originally credited with 190, but researchers found that an RBI credited to Charlie Grimm should have been credited to Wilson. In 1999 the Commissioner of Baseball officially credited the RBI to Wilson, raising his total to 191.
3Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979.
4Outfielder (primarily center field) with the New York Giants (1923-1925), Chicago Cubs (1926-1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1934[start]), and Philadelphia Phillies (1934[end]).
5Made major league debut 29 September 1923.
6Played in final major league game 25 August 1934.
7Led the National League in Slugging Percentage (.723) and OPS (1.177) in 1930.
8Led the National League in Home Runs in 1926 (21), 1927 (30), 1928 (31) and 1930 (56).
9Led the National League in RBI in 1929 (159) and 1930 (191).
10Led the National League in Walks in 1926 (69) and 1930 (105).
11Led the National League in Extra Base Hits (72) in 1927.
12Led the National League in At Bats per Home Run in 1928 (16.8) and 1930 (10.4).

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