Curtis Wilkerson

Curtis Wilkerson
Wilkerson with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2006
Ft. Worth Cats
Born: (1961-04-26) April 26, 1961
Petersburg, Virginia
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1983, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
May 16, 1993, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average .245
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 179

Curtis Vernon Wilkerson (born April 26, 1961 in Petersburg, Virginia), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a utility man from 1983-1993.

He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers. Although he made his Major League debut as a late-season call-up in 1983, 1984 was his official rookie season; he was named the Rangers' Rookie of the Year that season.

On December 5, 1988, he was traded by the Texas Rangers with Paul Kilgus, Mitch Williams, Steve Wilson, and minor leaguers Luis Benitez and Pablo Delgado to the Chicago Cubs for Rafael Palmeiro, Jamie Moyer, and Drew Hall. After two seasons with the Cubs, Wilkerson played with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Kansas City Royals.

After ending his playing career, Wilkerson coached in the Royals and Pirates organizations. He was the manager of the Tarrant County Blue Thunder of the independent Continental Baseball League before the team folded after the 2008 season.

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