Wilson Talks Life, Baseball in Chillicothe

Published 06/22 2014 02:33PM

Updated 06/22 2014 02:49PM

(CHILLICOTHE, Mo.) Royals Hall of Fame member Willie Wilson dropped in on the Chillicothe Mudcats game on Saturday to sign autographs and promote his book Inside the Park.

Wilson, the 1982 American League batting champion and outfielder for Kansas City's 1985 World Series title team, has been touring for the book for over a year and drew long lines at Schaffer Park before first pitch.
"It doesn't really feel any different being in a small ballpark to a big ballpark. If people like you, they'll like you in a big one," he said. "Why can't the small towns get Willie's book and have Willie come out? To me, everybody that reads this book will get something out of it."

Wilson described the book as one about his life with baseball being just a part of it. Copies are available online through Amazon.

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