Hack Wilson Essentials

Positions: Outfield
Bats: R Throws: R
Weight: 190
Born:  April 26, 1900 in Ellwood City, PA USA
Died: November 23, 1948 in Baltimore, MD USA
Debut: September 29, 1923
Last Game: August 25, 1934
Hall of Fame: Inducted as a Player in 1979 by Veterans
Full Name: Lewis Robert Wilson

Though he played as many as 140 games just five times in his brief 12-year career, Lewis “Hack” Wilson was selected by the Veterans Committee for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. That honor came almost exclusively because of his record-setting 1930 season, in which he set the all-time single-season mark for RBI and blasted 56 home runs. Despite being rather small, Wilson packed a lot of punch and was very popular in every city in which he played.