Paul Wilson (baseball)
Born: March 28, 1973|
Orlando, Florida, United States
|April 4, 1996, for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 16, 2005, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Earned run average||4.86|
Wilson was selected with the first overall pick in the 1994 MLB Draft by the New York Mets. In his minor league career, he was billed alongside Jason Isringhausen and Bill Pulsipher as a future Mets star. The three were dubbed by sportswriters and fans as "Generation K".
On July 28, 2000, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In 2002, he was granted free agency, and then signed with the Cincinnati Reds. In 2004, he was a free agent again, but quickly re-signed with the Reds.
On May 6, 2005, Wilson was the starting pitcher against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and was unable to get out any of the first eight Dodgers batters in the first inning. The inning went hit batsman-homer-single-homer-walk-hit batsman-double-double, before Wilson was pulled from the game. He is only the second starting pitcher (after Blake Stein) to fail to get out any of the first eight batters of the opposing team in a game.
On March 21, 2007, Wilson was released by the Reds, another setback as he tried to come back from shoulder surgery.
- Preston, J.G. "Hank Borowy, Blake Stein, Paul Wilson and the worst pitching performances in major league baseball history". prestonjg.wordpress.com. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Almanac