Year Age G R H HR RBI BA OPS
2001 23 108 44 87 3 25 .223 .550
2002 24 147 77 133 4 47 .252 .638
2003 25 150 58 143 9 62 .256 .656
2004 26 157 82 201 11 59 .308 .794
2005 27 158 60 151 8 52 .257 .662
2006 28 142 70 148 8 35 .273 .686
2007 29 135 67 141 12 56 .296 .791
2008 30 87 24 83 1 22 .272 .659
2009 31 75 26 71 4 31 .267 .691
PIT (9 yrs) 1159 508 1158 60 389 .269 .687

Slick-fielding shortstop Jack Wilson handled the infield at PNC Park from 2001 to 2009 and was a fan favorite along the way. “Jack Flash” came to the Bucs from St. Louis in 2000 in exchange for Jason Christiansen. He enjoyed his finest season in 2004, hitting .308 with 41 doubles and a league-leading 12 triples. Wilson also went to the All-Star Game and won the Silver Slugger Award that year. He was as sharp as they come on the defensive side, and somehow managed to never win a Gold Glove. After his departure at the trade deadline in 2009, the Pirates have seen a number of subpar shortstops. Jack Wilson in his prime would be ideal for the Buccos right now – stellar defense along with a bat that’s better than Clint Barmes’. He’d even be a perfect fit for manager Clint Hurdle, as Jack led the league in sacrifice hits in 2001 and 2002. Wilson decided to retire from baseball at the conclusion of the 2012 season.

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  1. Francesca on December 21, 2012

    Green Party? Really? Communists? Socialists? There is no 99%. Its about 36% freeloaders, 50% Producers, and whack job camilte change hippie wanna be lefty progressive and apparently green loons.

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