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  Hack Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lewis Robert "Hack" Wilson (April 26, 1900 – November 23, 1948) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1923 to 1934.
During his career, Hack Wilson played for the New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Philadelphia Phillies.
In addition to hitting 56 home runs, leading the league with 105 walks, and boasting a batting average of.356, he drove in 191 runs, a mark that remains one of the most untouchable MLB records.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hack_Wilson   (414 words)

 Hack Wilson
Hack Wilson is famous for two things: driving in a record 191 runs in 1930 and consuming large amounts of alcohol.
Wilson's heavy drinking is believed to be the main cause of his sudden demise.
Although Wilson only played a 140 or more games 5 times in his 12 year career, and his career totals of 244 home runs, 1063 RBI, and 1461 hits are modest by Hall of Fame standards, Hack Wilson did have his staunch supporters.
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 CNN/SI - Baseball MLB - Hack Wilson's 190 RBI total may have been higher - Saturday July 04, 1998 12:42 PM
Wilson's amazing summer -- he also had a.356 batting average and a.723 slugging percentage -- earned him a place in the Hall of Fame in 1979.
Wilson batted cleanup, loved high fastballs and was a capable center fielder.
Wilson quit his heavy drinking later in life, but his health was ruined.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/news/1998/07/02/hacks_records   (1097 words)

 Fouled Away: The Baseball Tragedy of Hack Wilson / Clifton Blue Parker | BaseballLibrary.com
On July 14, Hack bashed his 11th home run, but that was it for a while, as he fell into another idle period at the plate.
In the first week of August, Hack was limited to a pinch hitting appearance against Burleigh Grimes.
Hack did not get back into a game until August 13, when he pinch hit for Malone with the Cubs behind the Phillies 4-0.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/excerpts/hack_wilson9.stm   (515 words)

 Hack Wilson's 191 RBI Season by Baseball Almanac
Lewis Robert "Hack" Wilson was enshrined in Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1979.
Also, Wilson's record stood at a mere one-hundred ninety ribbies until research in the 1980s found that a run batted in attributed to Charlie Grimm actually belonged to Wilson, rewriting the record at one-hundred ninety-one.
During the 1930 record setting season, the Chicago Cubs were twenty-eight and fourteen in road games where Hack Wilson had a run batted in.
baseball-almanac.com /feats/feats21.shtml   (351 words)

 Poor Hack Wilson
Hack, who thoroughly enjoyed the life of the popular athlete, made one of baseball's highest salaries during the Depression, but he wound up deep in debt, and by the 1940s he was employed as a manager of a public swimming pool in Baltimore.
Hack, as a result of his unusually-proportioned body, was never much of a fielder, so the Cubs put him in left field where he could do the least damage.
Though Hack was long gone, his name appeared at the top of the list of "home runs in a season by a National Leaguer" for two-thirds of a century.
www.wcnet.org /~dlfleitz/wilson.htm   (815 words)

He was all muscle: a barrel-chested powerhouse with flsmith arms, and bulging thighs and calves on short legs that tapered to tiny feet.
Hack Wilson was a physical oddity in baseball and a physical phenomenon.
Hack was a perfect fit for Chicago, with it's speak easys and brothels.
www.thedeadballera.com /BeerDrinkersHackWilson.html   (508 words)

 Hack Wilson
I don't believe that Hack Wilson was God's gift to athletes but rather he was someone who for a couple of seasons had an absolute mastery of hitting.
He was, like all hitters in the 30's and 40's the recipient of what I believe were tired pitchers and he was able to hit RBI's at greater rates in late innings.
Hack Wilson's record is safe for another season.
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 Hack Wilson -- Set baseball's record for RBIs in a season
In fact, the number is so amazing that Major League Baseball credited Hack Wilson with another RBI in 1999 pushing his total up to 191.
The additional RBI was credited to a scoring error found in a baseball boxscore from that year.
On first look, Wilson was probably someone most fans would not expect to produce that much offense.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/w/wilson_hack.html   (461 words)

 Hack Wilson | BaseballLibrary.com
Hack was, first of all, a physical phenomenon.
Later that night, Wilson and a few others are arrested at a friend's apartment for drinking beer in violation of the Prohibition Act.
Wilson cracks a 2-run single in the 5th, but then allows a Lloyd Waner liner to skip by him for an inside-the-park-HR, and vows to atone.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/W/Wilson_Hack.stm   (2776 words)

 Printed Matter -- Clifton Parker -- Page
Near the end of his life Wilson was working as a locker room attendant at a Baltimore area swimming pool.
In it, Wilson for the first time admitted the mistakes of his career and urged ballplayers not to follow his path.
It will be out in May. For more information about Hack Wilson or baseball history, email Parker at cparker706@aol.com or order the book by phoning 1-800-253-2187.
www.dcn.davis.ca.us /go/gizmo/2000/hack.html   (811 words)

 Hack Wilson Stands Test of Time
In addition to slugging 191 RBI (the all-time major league record), Wilson hit 56 homers (an NL record for 68 years) and a.356 batting average.
For years Wilson was credited with 190 RBI, but in 1999 Major League Baseball pushed the total to 191.
Unfortunately, Wilson was not able to sustain that level of greatness.
www.homestead.com /spcgaz/64.html   (571 words)

 Hack Wilson | National Baseball Hall of Fame
Hack Wilson's career was relatively short, much like his stature, but he packed a wallop in his prime.
that "Hack" Wilson is reputed to have received his nickname because of his resemblance to internationally famous Russian weightlifter and pro wrestler George Hackenschmidt?
Tell someone about Hack Wilson by sending a free Hall of Fame Digital Postcard.
baseballhalloffame.org /hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/wilson_hack.htm   (232 words)

 Amazon.com: Fouled Away: The Baseball Tragedy of Hack Wilson: Books: Clifton Blue Parker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Hack Wilson drove in 191 runs for the Chicago Cubs in 1930, a record that may never be broken.
They'll tell you Hack Wilson, a burly, bull-necked outfielder who roamed Wrigley Field in the 1920s and 1930s, was the man who drove in 191 runs in 1930-more than most players had hits.
From Wilson's early career as a steelworker, through his time as the beloved ballplayer and icon for the City of Big Shoulders to his days as a down-on-his-luck baseball washout and itinerant laborer, an unflinching look at this Hall of Famer is provided.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786408642?v=glance   (1581 words)

 Ted Williams : MLB Legends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Hack Wilson’s bizarre career was befitting of his bizarre shape.
Between 1927 and 1930, Wilson averaged 37 homers, 150 RBIs and a.333 average.
Wilson may or may not be worthy of the Hall of Fame, but that 1930 season is still the stuff of legends.
www.mlb-legends.com /legends/hackWilson.php   (159 words)

 When I think of HACK WILSON - Baseball Fever
Hack Wilson set the NL record for homeruns in a single season when he smashed 56 in 1930.
Hack who was known to spend more than a few afternoons playing with a hang over laid down in the outfield.
Hack received a round of applause from some fans and the players from both teams.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=39732   (2116 words)

 Hack Wilson | The BASEBALL Page
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.
Despite being rather small, Wilson packed a lot of punch and was very popular in every city in which he played.
In 1999, statisticians helped Hack Wilson when they found an RBI from 1930 that had been falsely credited to another Cub batter.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/wilsoha01.php   (368 words)

Morning Edition, August 27, 1998 ·; Host Renee Montagne talks to Gerald Grunska, co-author of the biography, "Hack," the story of one of Major League Baseball's great hitters, Hack Wilson.
In 1930, Wilson set two records that still stand today: the National League home run record of 56 in one season; and the RBI record of 190 in one season.
Wilson, who played for the Chicago Cubs, was small for such a powerful hitter.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=1024690   (145 words)

 ESPN Classic - Wilson, Gibson, Ryan flood MLB record books
On the same day that Bobby Jones is making golf history by completing the Grand Slam, Chicago Cubs slugger Hack Wilson is making some history of his own.
When Wilson hacks two homers, he extends his National League record to 56 for the season.
This is the fourth time in five seasons Wilson leads the National League in homers, but the only time in his career he hits more than 39.
espn.go.com /classic/s/moment010927-wilson-gibson-ryan.html   (480 words)

 SITT - Stan Hack
During Stan Hack's 16 years with the club, they played in four World Series, and the happy-go-lucky hot corner man was a big part of that success.
In the early '30s this was a ballclub that liked the nightlife--Grimm, Pat Malone, Hack Wilson.
As for Hack, he preferred staying at the hotel, having a few beers and talking baseball.
www.thediamondangle.com /sitt/hack.html   (466 words)

 Hitman: The Hack Wilson Story @ Bailiwick Arts Center :: Bailiwick Repertory - Theatre Events on Centerstage Chicago - ...
Set in the Golden Age of baseball over 75 years ago, "Hitman: The Hack Wilson Story" journeys back to Chicago in the late 1920s, when the glory of Wrigley Field contrasted with the pallor of the Great Depression.
Based on an interview done by Wilson after his retirement on CBS Radio's "We the People," HIT MAN: THE HACK WILSON STORY traces his humble beginnings working in a Pennsylvania steel mill to his extraordinary record-breaking success in Major League Baseball.
With parallels to the choices that motivate many professional athletes today, HIT MAN: THE HACK WILSON STORY is the spellbinding and cautionary tale of the perils of achieving fame and fortune at all costs.
centerstage.net /theatre/shows/2020.html   (293 words)

 Hack Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Then he got traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for his last season.
Hack Wilson was a great player because of his batting.
He built his reputation with his power hitting: 244 homers and 1,063 RBI, and was one of the Cubs' best hitters ever.
www.mlb.com /mlb/kids/website_contest/runnerup_a/history_wilson.html   (276 words)

 Democrat & Chronicle: RBI-machine Delgado chasing Hack Wilson's 191   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Hack Wilson had 191 RBI for the 1930 Chicago Cubs and much of the credit for that remarkable feat should go to Woody English and Kiki Cuyler, who had the seasons of their lives batting ahead of him.
If Delgado does top Wilson, no one could argue that modern players have an advantage in terms of hitting conditions.
There never was a better time or place to be a hitter than in the National League in 1930.
www.democratandchronicle.com /sports/columns/0615story1_columns.shtml   (1274 words)

 The New York Times Store > Hack Wilson 1927
Hack Wilson, centerfielder for the Chicago Cubs, in 1927.
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 Hack Wilson
Hack Wilson's 191st RBI: a persistent itch finally scratched.(Statistical Data Included)
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Wilson Golf swings to get out of rough.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0109756.html   (232 words)

 Bailiwick Repertory Theatre | Hit Man: The Hack Wilson Story
In 1930, Hack Wilson was THE sports hero of Chicago - the Sosa or Jordan of his day.
In this exciting world premiere, we return to the golden age of baseball 75 years ago when the Cubs were so close to World Series glory.
But Hack's life is a cautionary tale with remarkable contemporary parallels, with his off-field lifestyle overshadowing his truly amazing athletic achievements.
www.bailiwick.org /calendar/show_detail.php?ID=163   (519 words)

 STLtoday.com - Printer friendly - Taking Hack’s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In 1930, Chicago Cubs outfielder Lewis Robert “Hack” Wilson hit 56 home runs and drove in 191 runs.
Wilson’s 191 broke the major-league record of 175 RBIs, hit by Lou Gehrig in 1927.
While the single-season home run record has thrice been broken since 1930, Wilson’s RBI record hasn’t barely been challenged.
www.stltoday.com /blogs/sports-bird-land/2006/05/taking-hacks/print   (1099 words)

 Find in a Library: Fouled away : the baseball tragedy of Hack Wilson
Find in a Library: Fouled away : the baseball tragedy of Hack Wilson
Fouled away : the baseball tragedy of Hack Wilson
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 Hack Wilson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
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Statistics may come from our work, the Baseball Databank, or other sources including SABR.org.
www.baseball-reference.com /w/wilsoha01.shtml   (663 words)

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