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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Todd Wilson, Billings Native - 3232

Todd Wilson followed his father Bob Wilson into the Billings American Legion Baseball program's Hall of Fame, the son inducted in 2012, according to The Billings Gazette.

He also followed his father to the rookie-league Billings Mustangs. But, while his father was the longtime president of the club, Wilson played for it, according to The Gazette.

Todd Wilson did get away from home, for both college and his second year as a pro. But his second year as a pro also turned out to be his last as a pro, Wilson never making it higher.

The Billings native's pro career began in 1990, signed by the Reds as an undrafted free agent out of the University of New Orleans.

With the Reds, Wilson started with his hometown Billings Mustangs. He got into 22 games there, hitting .263, with two home runs and 14 RBI.

For his second season, Wilson moved to single-A Cedar Rapids. That July, Wilson helped extend a lead with a single against Burlington, according to The Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Overall, Wilson hit .204 in 96 games for Cedar Rapids in 1991. He also hit four home runs and knocked in 37. It was the final year of Wilson's brief professional career.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,124
Made the Majors: 662 - 58.9%
Never Made Majors: 462-41.1%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 287
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 172

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