Jack Wilson To Retire

Shortstop Jack Wilson will retire following a 12-year MLB career, Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Wilson, 34, decided along with his family that the 2012 season would be his final one in the Major Leagues.

Wilson signed a one-year, $1MM contract with Atlanta before the 2012 season and appeared in 40 games. The Braves released him in August after he spent much of the summer on the disabled list with a dislocated finger.

The Cardinals selected Wilson in the ninth round of the 1998 draft and traded him to Pittsburgh two years later. Wilson spent nine years with the Pirates before they dealt him to Seattle midway through the 2009 season. Though Wilson was known for his strong defensive play, he won a Silver Slugger in 2004, the same year he made his lone All-Star appearance. He earned more than $40MM in his career, according to Baseball-Reference. Wilson told Kovacevic he'll be staying in touch with the Braves’ front office.


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PursueYourDream
2 years 11 months ago

Id rather have him than Barmes next year!! Jack Flash should come out of retirement and start for the Pirates! Pittsburgh Legend at SS

2 years 11 months ago

Jack Wilson made $40,000,000. Take a second, and let that sink in.

corey23
2 years 11 months ago

exactly what I was thinking. Every time i see one of these postings i look to see their career earnings… good for him though

Let_My_Cameron_Go
2 years 11 months ago

40 million (expletive) Deutschmark!

2 years 11 months ago

ya and how much money have you made playing baseball….thats what i thought

2 years 11 months ago

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Lunchbox45
2 years 11 months ago

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

-no one

Eduardo Medina
2 years 11 months ago

YESSSSSSS!!!!

Jerry232323
2 years 11 months ago

MAYBEEEEE!!!

Henduck
2 years 11 months ago

One of my all-time favorite Buccos. Godspeed Jack.

Cobby_Box
2 years 11 months ago

His letter to the fans upon leaving Pittsburgh was one of the classier moves I’ve seen in awhile. Good luck to you in your future endeavors Mr. Wilson.

DerangedAngry Hilbilly
2 years 11 months ago

He once was a good player, but watching him over the last season and a half with Atlanta, his glove wasn’t what it once was and his bat was just gone….. Good Luck Jack, hope you saved yer $$$

Let_My_Cameron_Go
2 years 11 months ago

Move over Chipper…

sarcasm_robot
2 years 11 months ago

if someone was going to play SS on a crappy team for that long and make forty million dollars, I’m glad it was a standup guy like Jack Wilson always seemed to be.

2 years 11 months ago

Hopefully he’ll decide to retire as a Bucco.