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Wayne Tolleson

Jimmy Wayne Tolleson
Born: Nov. 22, 1955 in Spartanburg, S.C.
Debut: 1981 | Pos: SS
College: Western Carolina
H: 5'9" | W: 160 | B: B | T: R

YR G AB R H HR RBI SB BA
10 863 2322 301 559 9 133 108 .241

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Wayne Tolleson, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, made his debut with the Texas Rangers in 1981. Throughout his career, he was an average offensive player and an above-average defensive player.

After playing in 14 games in 1981 and 38 in 1982, Tolleson played in 134 for the Rangers in 1983. He finished the season with a .260 average, 3 home runs, 20 runs batted in and 33 stolen bases.

In 1986, he started the season with the Chicago White Sox following an off-season trade with Texas. After 88 games in Chicago, he was traded to the New York Yankees along with Ron Kittle and Joel Skinner for Ron Hassey.

Prior to his baseball career, Tolleson was an All-American wide receiver at Western Carolina. He led the nation in receptions his senior year.