Hack Wilson

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Birthday
26, 1900
Birthplace
Elwood City, PA
Death Date
Nov 23, 1948 (48)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
26, 1900
Birthplace
Elwood City, PA
Death Date
Nov 23, 1948 (48)

About

Hall of Fame MLB power hitter in the 1920s and '30s; led the National League in home runs 4 times throughout his 12-year career.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school and made four dollars a week working with a sledge hammer.

Trivia

He was five feet six inches tall, but had a very thick build, which gave him a lot of power.

Family Life

His parents were unwed alcoholics.

Associated With

At the height of his career he was compared to the great Babe Ruth.