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Artie Wilson

Inducted as a player in 2003

Position: Infielder
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Born: October 29, 1920 in Jefferson County, AL
Died: October 31, 2010 in Portland, OR

Teams (Years Played)

  • San Diego Padres (1949)
  • Oakland Oaks (1949-51)
  • Seattle Rainiers (1952-54; 1956)
  • Portland Beavers (1955-56)
  • Sacramento Solons (1957)

Notes: In his first season in the PCL, Wilson led the league in batting average and stolen bases...In 1950, he led the PCL in at-bats, runs scored, hits and singles...Also had the most hits among PCL hitters in 1952...Paced the league in triples in 1953 and 1952...Won the PCL Championship with the 1950 Oakland Oaks...Played in 19 Major League games in 1951...Played for the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues for five seasons, hitting .402 in his final season with the Negro American League team in 1948.

PCL Career Statistics

Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG
1949 San Diego/Oakland SS 165 607 129 211 19 9 0 37 58 62 47 .348
1950 Oakland SS 196 848 168 264 27 17 1 48 79 68 31 .311
1951 Oakland SS/OF 81 349 39 89 8 1 0 22 36 14 6 .255
1952 Seattle SS 160 683 95 216 15 8 1 59 20 35 25 .316
1953 Seattle 2B 177 638 80 212 23 14 2 76 25 47 9 .332
1954 Seattle 1B/2B/3B/SS 163 660 92 222 24 16 0 50 28 32 20 .336
1955 Portland 2B/1B 155 616 88 189 20 2 2 23 36 34 12 .307
1956 Portland/Seattle 2B/1B/SS 101 273 33 80 9 4 0 25 19 24 6 .293
1957 Sacramento 2B/SS 75 315 34 83 10 6 0 17 12 11 3 .263
1962 Portland 2B 25 55 3 9 0 1 0 2 2 10 0/td> .164
Totals (10 seasons) 1,298 5,044 761 1,575 155 78 6 359 329 323 159 .312