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Steve Wilson (baseball)

Steve Wilson
Pitcher
Born: (1964-12-13) December 13, 1964
Victoria, British Columbia
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 16, 1988, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1993, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 13–18
Earned run average 4.40
Strikeouts 252
Teams

Stephen Douglas Wilson (born December 13, 1964, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, he played all or part of six seasons in Major League Baseball. He is an alumnus of the University of Portland and participated the 1984 Summer Olympics for Canada.

In 1984, Steve pitched for the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks summer amateur baseball club, where he was among 12 other players to eventually reach the major leagues.

Wilson was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 1985 in the 4th round, 83rd overall, and went on to make his Major League Baseball debut with the Texas Rangers on September 16, 1988. On December 5, 1988, Wilson was traded from the Rangers to the Chicago Cubs with Paul Kilgus, Curtis Wilkerson, and Mitch Williams for Rafael Palmeiro, Jamie Moyer, and Drew Hall. After two and a half seasons in Chicago, he was then traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jeff Hartsock. Wilson appeared in his final major league game on October 2, 1993.

Wilson pitched in the Chicago White Sox system in 1996. In 1997 and 1998 Wilson played for the Taiwan Major League (TML)'s Kaohsiung-Pingtung Fala.

Wilson retired after TML's 1998 season to get married and settle down in Tainan. He currently runs an English school for Elementary age children, and scouts for the Chicago Cubs in the Pacific Rim. Wilson also scouts in southern California for the Cubs.

References

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Steve Wilson in Taiwan Baseball Wiki (in Traditional Chinese)
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