"He was built like a beer keg, and not entirely unfamiliar with its contents." So goes one sports scribe's description of Lewis Robert "Hack" Wilson. Blue collar to the core, Hack rose up from the troubled beginnings of absentee parents and a steeltown environment to become one of baseball's brightest stars of the Roaring Twenties. His 1930 season stands as one of the greatest ever by a batsman. Yet in the blink of an eye, and the bottom of a bottle, it was all over. Hack Wilson lived hard and died young. But before he shuffled off this mortal coil, Hack gave baseball fans everywhere plenty of memories that deserve to be preserved. That is the goal of this website.
HackWilson.com is a site dedicated to all things Hack. A full-length biography is currently under development. For now, please enjoy the pages dedicated to his photos, collectibles, statistics and quotes.
HackWilson.com is the creation of baseball historian, sports memorabilia collector and loyal Cubs fan Brad Wackerlin, creator of www.CapAnson.com, www.MarkGrace.com, and other baseball websites. It is not endorsed by MLB.
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Aye, tear our tattered hero down!
Around him rang the grandstand's shouts
He had a splendid record
But whether he knocked a homer