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Don Wilson In 1971 All Star Game – VIDEO

For those of you who have never heard of him, or had just forgotten, Don Wilson was a “hoss”.

Wilson, who was born in Monroe in 1945, although he was brought up in California, made his first appearance for the Houston Astros in 1966.

Over the span of the next nine years, Wilson went 104-92, with a 3.15 ERA. for the Astros, including two no-hitters. He no-hit the Braves, 2-0, in 1967, becoming the first pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter in a domed stadium, before throwing his second career no-hitter, in a 10-0 win over the Reds in 1969.

Wilson was prone to wildness in his career, but he could really bring the fastball, accumulating 1,283 career strikeouts.

Sadly, Wilson’s career, and more importantly, life, was cut short on January 5, 1975, when he was found dead in the garage of his home.

Wilson’s car was running inside the garage, and he succumb to the carbon monoxide poison coming from the  fumes.

Just as tragically, his five-year old son, Alex, also lost his live.

The deaths have been officially ruled accidental.

This is video of Wilson, in the 1971 Major League Baseball All Star game, where he faces the likes of Carl Yastrzemski, Al Kaline, and Harmon Killebrew.

Wilson has his #40 retired by the Astros.

 

 

 

 

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