Willie Wilson Game 6

Most At Bats In A Season

Willie Wilson Game 6

Arguably Willie Wilson’s most famous AB of 1980 came in the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Wilson struck out for the final out of Game 6. It was his 12th strikeout of the Series, breaking a WS record of 11 K’s held by Eddie Mathews (1958) and Wayne Garrett (1973).

Willie Wilson, the fine switch-hitting center fielder for the Kansas City Royals, recorded 705 at bats in 1980, a Major League record. Only 2 other players in history have ever had 700+ at bats in a season… the amazing Ichiro Suzuki, right fielder for the Seattle Mariners (704 at bats in 2004) and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Juan Samuel, who had 701 at bats in 1984.