Mariners Greatest Hits: Dan “The Man” Wilson’s Top Outings
Dan Wilson spent 12 of his 14 years in the majors as the Mariners catcher. Now he is the Sodo Mojo pick for the greatest M’s catcher of all-time.
The seventh overall pick in the 1990 draft, Wilson spent the first two years of his career in Cincinnati before being traded to the Mariners along with Bret Boone and Erik Hanson in exchange for Bobby Ayala in November of 1993.
In his Mariners career, Wilson played in 1251 games hitting .262 with 207 doubles, and 88 home runs.
His best season came in 1996 earning him a trip to the All-Star Game. That year he hit .285 with 83 RBI and 18 dingers.
Wilson is also regarded as a great defensive catcher, he finished his career with a 31% caught stealing rate on base runners and a total defensive WAR of 10.6.
Wilson is a fan favorite still with the Mariners and is currently the M’s minor league catching coordinator.
Over his dozen years in a Mariners uniform, Wilson made countless plays that made you ooh and ahh, but here we will highlight the greatest complete games he ever had with Seattle.
The games will be chosen not only by his offensive prowess in the game but by his efforts behind the plate as well. This is not a definitive list but merely what we see as Wilson’s greatest performances with the M’s.
Enjoy seeing “The Man” at his best.