Monday, 26 August 2019

1052) Robert James "Red" Wilson

Robert James "Red" Wilson (1929 – 2014). American professional baseball and college baseball and football player. He played 10 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox (1951–1954), Detroit Tigers (1954–1960), and Cleveland Indians (1960), primarily as a catcher.
After his playing career, Wilson was a founder and President of the Westgate Bank in Madison, Wisconsin. He was also President of the Wisconsin Alumni Association from 1971 to 1972. Wilson was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.

- "... Bob, nicknamed "Red" because of his bright mop of auburn hair, grew up in Milwaukee playing sports, notably baseball.

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