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Highball Wilson

Pitcher
Born: August 9, 1878(1878-08-09)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: October 16, 1934 (aged 56)
Havre De Grace, Maryland
Batted: Unknown Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 13, 1899 for the Cleveland Spiders
Last MLB appearance
May 17, 1904 for the Washington Senators
Career statistics
Win-loss record     14-27
Strikeouts     86
Earned run average     3.29
Teams

Howard Paul "Highball" Wilson (August 9, 1878 - October 16, 1934) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He played all or parts of four seasons in the majors, including a stint on the infamous 1899 Cleveland Spiders.

Wilson made just one appearance for the Spiders, pitching a complete game and losing. He spent the 1900 and 1901 seasons with Norfolk of the Connecticut State League and then resurfaced with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1902. During his brief stint in the A's rotation, he compiled a 7-5 record, helping the team to the American League pennant.

In 1903, he pitched for the Washington Senators, posting a decent 3.31 ERA but losing 18 games for a bad team. His career ended the following season.

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