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Owen "Chief" Wilson
Birth: Aug. 21, 1883
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1954
Bertram
Burnet County
Texas, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound left-handed batter took advantage of spacious Forbes Field to collect a major-league record 36 triples during the 1912 season, getting 24 of them at home. The speedy outfielder played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1908 until December 12, 1913, when he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for first baseman-infielder John "Dots" Miller, pitcher Hank Robinson, third baseman Cozy Dolan and infielder Art Butler for first baseman Ed Konetchy, pitcher Bob Harmon and third baseman Mike Mowry. He batted only .154 (4 for 26) in the 1909 World Series against Detroit, but the Pirates prevailed in seven games. He hit .300 in 1911 with 34 doubles, 12 triples, 12 homers and a career-high 107 runs batted in. That year on July 11, he had three triples in a game against Brooklyn. The following season when he set the triples mark, he batted .300 with 19 doubles, 11 homers and 95 RBIs. In 1914 he led National League outfielders with 34 assists and wound up with 181 for his career. His nine-year lifetime totals were .269 with 157 doubles, 114 triples, 59 homers, 571 RBIs and 98 stolen bases. Thirty-one of his homers were inside the park. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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  Bernice Lydia Mosely Wilson (1886 - 1972)*
 
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Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Apr 16, 2006
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