Pitcher, Baseball Player
1913 – 1994
Who was Walter Wilson?
Walter Wood Wilson was a professional baseball pitcher. He played one season in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers in 1945. Listed at 6 ft 4 in, 190 lb., Wilson batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Glenn, Georgia.
Wilson was one of many players who only appeared in the majors during World War II. He posted a 1–3 record with a 4.61 ERA in 25 appearances for Detroit, including four starts, giving up 40 runs on 76 hits and 35 walks while striking out 28 in 70.1 innings of work. He was on the Tigers roster for the 1945 World Series but did not appear in any game.
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