Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20

1957 Topps #330 - Jim Wilson

On this day in 1922, pitcher Jim Wilson was born.

Jim came to the White Sox through a 1956 trade with the Baltimore Orioles. He spent the rest of 1956, 1957 and 1958 with the South Siders before calling it a career. His only home run in a White Sox uniform (second of his career) came on August 22, 1956 at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. In the top of the sixth, Luis Aparicio homered off George Susce. Wilson followed with a home run of his own, increasing the score to 6-1, in favor of Chicago. In the next two and a half innings, the White Sox managed to give up their lead and lose 7-6, with the bullpen giving up the final three runs.

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