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TIGER TALES

Volume 1 v Issue 1 Name: Ford Wilson

Was a four-year letterman for head coach Bill Moore at Independence High School... Saw time in centerfield and on the mound for the Eagles in his high school career...Earned 2010 All-District 11-AAa honors as a senior...Helped Independence High to District 11-AAA and

Region 6-AAA championships in 2009...He hit .333 and scored 26 runs to guide the Eagles to a 28-10 mark and the school’s first-ever Tennessee State Tournament appearance...Played summerball for the Franklin Outlaws, who were ranked as the No. 1 team in Tennessee and the No. 3 team in the Deep South Region by Perfect Game.

SQUEEZE PLAY

Q & A WITH FORD WILSON

Q:Who is your favorite teammate to pick on? A:Erik Schoenrock. Q:What do you think about the Tiger Sunday Baby Blue uniforms are? A:They are too nasty. I love them, but they are just sick. Q: What game did you circle when you saw the 2011 schedule for the first time? A:Evansville because it was opening weekend. Q:What is your favorite dug-out snack ? A:Good old Dubble Bubble.

Q:Who is the most superstitous guy on the team? A:Drew Martinez--He is really particular about what he wears, especially his evo shield. Q:What is something that Tiger fans don’t know about you? A:That my first name is John, and I can really do the dougie. Q:What is your favorite feature of FedExPark? A:I love the new tvs in the players lounge. Q:What has been you favorite Tiger roadtrip so far? A:Auburn.

HINTS

WHO IS THIS TIGER GREAT ? • This player tossed the University of Memphis’ first no-hit game • This person was the vice president of his senior class • This player’s nickname was ‘Sleepy’ • This player went on to become a respected educator and was the first principal of Wooddale HS

FORD FACTS

QUICK PROFILE

FORD WILSON v FR. v OUTFIELDER

Number: #4 Hometown: Thompson’s Station, Tenn. Position: Outfielder

Classification: Freshman Major: Undecided Height: 5-10 Weight: 178 Bats: Right Throws: Right Nickname: Brad Favorite MLB player: Shane Victorino Biggest superstition: Hopping over the infield chalk

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 T.J. Rich Tiger Tales is written by J.J. Guinozzo and Adam K. Moussa.

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Tiger Tales Vol. 1 Issue 1--Ford Wilson  

An archived copy of the first ever Memphis Baseball Tiger Tales GameDay Program Supplement.

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