1981 Topps ‘Record Breakers’ – Card #208 – Willie Wilson

1981 Topps ‘Record Breakers’ – Card #208 – Willie Wilson

Headline – “Wilson Sets Record For Official At-Bats”

Kansas City, Missouri, October 5, 1980.  Royals’ leadoff hitter Willie Wilson has become the first player in major league history to top the 700 mark in official at-bats in a season.  Willie came to the plate 705 official times in 1980 to establish a new all-time record in that category.  The former major league mark was held by Dave Cash of the Phillies who batted 699 times officially in 1975.

My take – Eclipsed by Jimmy Rollins in 2007, Wilson sits in second place today.

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One response to “1981 Topps ‘Record Breakers’ – Card #208 – Willie Wilson

  1. This was a time when records were simple and so were baseball cards

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