John Owen “Chief” Wilson (1883-1954) set two still-standing Major League records in 1912 when he tripled in five consecutive games and collected a league leading 36 for the 1912 season. Chief played right field for nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1908-1913) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1914-1916). With Pittsburgh, he led the National League in games twice and once in triples and RBI. His best season came in 1912 when he had 175 hits including a league-leading 36 triples and 11 home runs, scored 80 runs, drove in 95 and batted .300 in 152 games. In 1909, Wilson helped lead the Pirates to the World Series title over the Detroit Tigers in seven games. He possessed a strong throwing arm and posted a career .968 fielding percentage. Chief Wilson ended his career after the 1916 seasons having amassed 1,246 hits including 114 triples, 520 runs scored, 98 stolen bases and 571 RBI in 1,280 games.
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