Full Name: Lewis Robert "Hack" Wilson
Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Why Famous: One of the most accomplished power hitters in baseball during the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Wilson set a MLB single season record of 191 runs batted in 1930.
- 1926-05-23 Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard
- 1930-08-26 Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record
- 1930-09-27 Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs
- 1930-10-10 AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP
- 1932-09-03 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx smashes his 50th & 51st home runs to become only 3rd player to reach 50 in a MLB season; joins Babe Ruth & Hack Wilson
- 1979-03-07 Warren Giles and Hack Wilson selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame
- 1979-08-05 Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY