About Doug Wilson




"Doug Wilson is becoming one of the better baseball biographers of this era"  Gregg's Baseball Bookcase, November 5, 2015



Doug Wilson is an ophthalmologist who grew up memorizing the backs of baseball cards and dreaming of the big leagues. He apparently never got over the fact that no major league team even remotely considered taking a 5-9, 150 pound, slow, myopic, weak-armed, .296-hitting, division II college outfielder in the 1983 draft. 





A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he has found peace with the game by writing baseball books.

He has interviewed over 100 former major league players for his books, has been interviewed on NPR and has spoken at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Kentucky and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.










Doug with his son, Matt at the Hall of Fame


He and his wife, Kathy, have raised three kids and live in Columbus, Indiana.

Article in EyeWorld: Ophthalmologist's Love of Baseball Morphs into Book on Beloved Players

Interview with Ron Kaplan (Author of '501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die') on Ron Kaplan's Baseball Bookshelf Podcast

Contact: dougwilson85@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. Doug,Seems like you and I are around the same age.I'm thinking that growing up in Indiana you were a fan of Johnny Bench and the Big Red Machine.Here in New England we had 3 teams to choose-Red Sox,Yankees or Mets.I grew up as a Red Sox fan.Believe it or not I predicted that Bernie Carbo would hit a game tying homer in the 6th game of the '75 Series.Made my 1st trip to New York the following year and became a Yankee fan.That happened when I asked Jim Rice very nicely for an autograph and he turned his back on me and walked away.I've never forgiven him for that and if you watch game 6 of the '86 World Series,it was Jim Rice who was to blame as much as Schraldi,Gedman and Buckner.Why are you playing with your back up against the wall with 2 outs and your team up by 2 runs?Gary Carter and Kevin Mitchell said thanks!

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