TIGER TALES Volume 1 Issue 11
2010 (Sophomore) Memphis’ everyday third baseman... Played in 55 games, making 54 starts as a sophomore...Made 40 starts at third base and 14 at shortstop...Fourth on the club with a .341 batting average and 73 hits in the middle of the U of M order... Led the Tigers and was tied for fourth in C-USA with 19 doubles...Scored 41 runs, added 41 RBI and four home runs...Batted .345 in C-USA play and .337 with runners in scoring position...
Second on the squad with a .435 on-base percentage...Posted 22 multiple-hit performances... Recorded two or more RBI 11 times...Hit safely in 10 of last 11 games, including an eight-game hit streak in which he put together a string of six-straight games with multiple hits...Opened the season with a five-game hit streak...Went 3-for-4 with the first-ever Tiger home run at FedExPark, three RBI and a two runs to help Memphis claim its first win at its new home (2/20/10).
ONE-ON-ONE WITH WILSON
SQUEEZE PLAY Q:What is your favorite baseball cap of all-time? A:Military Appreciation Camo Tiger caps. Q:Who is the best teammate to room with while on the road? A:Chad Zurcher. He just lays back and reads baseball articles all day. Q:What is it about Chad Zurcher that makes such him a successful hitter? A:I think it’s his composure and poise. He doesn’t get frustrated when he has a tough day. He just puts it behind him and moves forward. Q:What is it about third base position that fits you best? A:I love that the position is all about reaction. You just react and go.
Q:Recently there has been a debate over who is the “freshest” member of the team. In your opinion, who is your most stylish teammate? A:I would say Drew Martinez. He has to look good everywhere. He has got to be dressed-up everywhere he goes. He takes it to the next level, even for games. Gameday he has to have the eye black, the tape, the sleeve, all of the gear. Q:Speaking of gear, what is your favorite Tiger apparel? A:I really like the Nike Dri-Fit shirts, they are really comfortable. Q:How often do you and teammate Ford Wilson get mistaken for being relatives? A:Suprisingly enough, we rarely get that. At the beginning of the season, I thought people would ask us all of the time but no one has mistaken us as relatives yet.
WHO IS THIS TIGER ?
PAYOFF PITCH My jersey is retired and on the wall of honor in right field at FedExPark I hold six Tiger baseball records including highest batting average I was selected the Great Midwest Confernce MVP I played four seasons in the Major Leagues
TABLE SETTER Name: Jacob Wilson
JACOB WILSON JR. THIRD BASE
Nickname: Baby Jacob Number: #9 Hometown: Arlington, Tenn. High School: Bartlett HS
Major: Sports Management Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Favorite MLB player: José Reyes Favorite Quote: “Respect all, fear none.” Biggest Superstition: Stepping on foul lines Most Prized Possession: Bartlett State Championship Ring Currently on Jacob’s iPOD: Kenny Chesney or Brad Paisley
Listen to the PA announcement in the top of the 3rd inning to hear the Tiger Great of the Game answer. Check out tomorrow’s Tiger Tales to meet Chase Joiner Tiger Tales is written by Memphis Media Relations