Date and Place of Birth: June 3, 1916 Haw River, North Carolina
Died: January 2, 1977 Greensboro, North Carolina
Rank: Petty Officer Third-Class
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations
Max Wilson was born on June
3, 1916 in
Petty Officer Third-Class Wilson pitched spectacularly during the 1943 Norfolk Navy World Series. In the second game of the series on September 13, he hurled a four-hit 1-0 shutout against the Norfolk Naval Air Station to tie the series at one game apiece. Then, on September 17, he beat the airmen 2-1 in the fifth game of the series to give the Bluejackets a three-to-two lead. He was back on the mound on September 22, to clinch the series with a 1-0 five-hitter.
Max Wilson, whose finest
days on the mound were while serving with the US Navy, passed away
Created April 24, 2008.
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