John Wilson (wilsojo01)
John Nicodemus Wilson
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.
- Debut June 11, 1913
- Final Game June 26, 1913
- Born June 15, 1890 in Boonsboro, MD USA
- Died September 23, 1954 in Annapolis, MD USA
John Wilson was a pitcher nine years (1910-1918), all in the minors except for a cup of coffee in 1913. He was born on Sunday, June 15, 1890, in Boonsboro, MD. He broke into Organized Baseball in 1910 at age 19 with Rocky Mount in the Eastern Carolina League.
Wilson was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 11, 1913, with the Washington Senators. He was (0-0) in 3 games, all games finished in relief, with 1 strikeout and 3 walks and an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.750. He played his last game in MLB on June 26, 1913 at age 23. He returned to the minors and ended his baseball playing career in 1918 at age 27. He then turned to college coaching until 1953, ending his career at age 63.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I (S&S). He worked in the physical education department at the U.S. Naval Academy 34 years and was the head basketball coach there for 20 years, retiring in 1953. He died at age 64 at Anne Arundel General Hospital in Annapolis, MD from a heart condition on September 23, 1954 and is buried at Cedar Bluff Cemetery in Annapolis.
Principal sources for John Wilson (wilsojo01) include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) ; and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.