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.