About Glenn Wilson
(courtesy of Wikipedia)
Glenn Dwight Wilson (born December 22, 1958 in Baytown, TX) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He was selected in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft by the Detroit Tigers, and made his Major League debut in a Tigers uniform on April 15, 1982. He played two seasons for the Tigers, and then was traded on March 24, 1984 along with C-1B John Wockenfuss to the Philadelphia Phillies for P Willie Hernandez and 1b Dave Bergman. Subsequent years saw him playing for the Seattle Mariners, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Houston Astros. Wilson retired from Major League baseball in 1993, having played ten seasons.
Wilson was best known for his tremendous throwing arm, and led all National League outfielders for assists in 1985 and 1986, throwing out 18 and 20 base-runners from right field, respectively. In 1987, Wilson twice threw out base runners who attempted to reach first base after apparent singles into right field. His most successful season as a batter was in 1985, when he drove in 102 runs, and recorded 167 base hits with 14 home runs in 608 at-bats for a .275 batting average. He was selected as a National League All-Star in 1985.
Glenn is now an ordained minister and lives with his wife Kim in the Houston, Texas metro area. He has three grown sons, Glenn Jr., Lance and Andy.
About Darrell Halk
Darrell Halk is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. He has served in ministry for eighteen years and currently serves at Cross Timbers Community Church. Darrell’s passions include family time, preaching, writing, sports, counseling and helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. He obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Sam Houston State University. Darrell lives in Corinth, Texas with his wife Tiffany and daughters Rylie and Macee. He is the author of the book “No One Really Knows” released by Lucid Books in February 2011. For more info visit www.norkbook.com
Glenn Wilson believed from the time he was young that he was destined to be a pro athlete. His journey from lightly recruited high school student athlete to first round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers in 1980 was the script that many only dream about becoming reality. Glenn achieved his goal, playing ten seasons in Major League Baseball, including making the National League All-Star team in 1985. Injuries and disappointment shortened Glenn’s career and when investments soured, business ventures failed and he found himself living in pain and misery he went in search of truth and on that journey Glenn came to know what it meant to truly have a relationship with God. Headed Home takes you on this journey from childhood to athlete to a broken man finding the hope of knowing Jesus Christ. When Glenn experienced the grace of Christ, his life was never the same, this book brings us the hope that God has a plan for all of us and he wants to change our lives.
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* Glenn on 700 Club- http://www.cbn.com/tv/3300815414001