From BR Bullpen
Lewis Robert Wilson
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 6", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut September 29, 1923
- Final Game August 25, 1934
- Born April 26, 1900 in Ellwood City, PA USA
- Died November 23, 1948 in Baltimore, MD USA
 Biographical Information
He continues to hold the all-time single-season RBI record with 191.
He stood only 5 ' 6 ", but weighed 190 lbs.
Although remembered primarily for his days with the Chicago Cubs, Wilson broke in originally with John McGraw's New York Giants and in 1924 was a regular on the 1924 Giants team that went to the World Series.
His obituary in the New York Times says he began in minor league ball in 1921. He played for Martinsburg and Portsmouth before coming to the majors in 1923. When he came to the majors, there was no uniform to fit the short, stocky Wilson, so he wore McGraw's uniform (McGraw was 5 ' 7 "). He played in Toledo for part of 1925. He didn't get along with the Cub manager Rogers Hornsby in 1931. After the majors he played for Albany and Portland. After baseball he worked in a war plant and then became a municipal parks employee in Baltimore. He died at age 48. Source: Hack Wilson obituary
 Notable Achievements
- NL Slugging Percentage Leader (1930)
- NL OPS Leader (1930)
- 4-time NL Home Runs Leader (1926, 1927, 1928 & 1930)
- 2-time NL RBI Leader (1929 & 1930)
- 2-time NL Bases on Balls Leader (1926 & 1930)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 6 (1926-1930 & 1932)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 4 (1927-1930)
- 40-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1930)
- 50-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1930)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 6 (1926-1930 & 1932)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 3 (1927, 1929 & 1930)
- 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (1930)
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 1979
 Records Held
- Home runs, center fielder, season, 56, 1930 (tied with Ken Griffey Jr.)
- Runs batted in, season, 191, 1930
- Runs batted in, right handed batter, season, 191, 1930
 Further Reading
- Clifton Blue Parker: Fouled Away: The Baseball Tragedy of Hack Wilson, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2000.