Hi, I’m Willie Horton! You may remember me from… Playing 15 years for my hometown Detroit Tigers, being named an All-Star four times, and helping the Tigers win the 1968 World Series. There were also several years in Texas, Oakland, Cleveland, Toronto and Seattle, but that’s not what people remember.
In 1976, Willie Horton… had a down year, hitting .262 as a DH, while slugging just 14 homers.
Betcha didn’t know… Willie is a fan-favorite in Detroit, had his #23 retired by the Tigers, and also has a statue at Comerica Park.
People forget that… Willie hit 29 homers with 106 RBI for the 1979 Mariners..
Just to be clear: If you Google on “Willie Horton”, the first couple of hits you’ll get are for a convicted murderer serving a life sentence. That’s a different Willie Horton.