Art Wilson

A good defensive player, the hard-working Wilson was a reliable reserve catcher for Giant pennant-winners in 1911-13 but did not play regularly until he jumped to the Federal League. In two seasons with the Chicago Whales, he hit .291 and .305. He returned to the NL with the Cubs in 1916 and was Hippo Vaughn’s catcher when Vaughn and Fred Toney matched no-hitters through nine innings (5/2/17), a game won by Toney in the tenth when Wilson couldn’t handle Vaughn’s throw home on a fielder’s choice.