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 Donald Edward Wilson

Donald Edward Wilson

Birth
Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 5 Jan 1975 (aged 29)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Covina, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Sanctuary of Prayer Mausoleum Crypt 26742
Memorial ID 6609387 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, he made his debut as a right hand pitcher for the Houston Astros on September 29, 1966. In nine seasons with the Astros 1966 to 1974, he pitched two no-hitters against the Atlanta Braves June 18, 1967, against the Cincinnati Reds May 1, 1969 and was a member of the National League All-Star team in 1971. He ended his career 104 games won, 92 lost, 20 shutouts, 2 saves, 1283 strikeouts and a 3.15 earned run average. Wilson was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his Houston, Texas, garage, an apparent suicide. His uniform number 40, was retired by the Astros on April 13, 1975.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6609387
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Edward Wilson (12 Feb 1945–5 Jan 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6609387, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Covina Hills), Covina, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .