Inside the Park: Running the Base Path of Life

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Former Royals great Willie Wilson discusses his 19 seasons as a Major League Baseball player, his record-setting career, and the drug conviction that might have ruined his life at the official launch of his new memoir, Inside the Park: Running the Base Path of Life.
Willie Wilson
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Former Kansas City Royal Willie Wilson retired from Major League Baseball with 668 stolen bases (ranking 12th all-time) and 13 inside-the-park home runs (the most of any major leaguer playing after 1950). He was also among the first active major league players to serve jail time, having pled guilty to misdemeanor drug charges in 1983.

Now Wilson and his co-author, former Kansas City Star sportswriter Kent Pulliam, discuss his life and career as chronicled in a new memoir.

Wilson played 19 major league seasons as an outfielder for the Royals, the Oakland Athletics, and the Chicago Cubs. He was elected to the Royals Hall of Fame in 2000 and currently oversees the Willie Wilson Baseball Foundation in Kansas City.

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