Red Wilson

Wilson, a former University of Wisconsin football star, was never an everyday catcher, but he caught at least 59 games each year from 1953 through 1960. With the Tigers he was the primary catcher of “The Yankee Killer” Frank Lary; Lary was 16-3 (with two no-decisions) against New York with Wilson behind the plate. In addition, Wilson batted .354 in those 21 contests – 96 points above his career average.