Powers size 46 heavy lined dugout coat was worn by Dan Wilson between 1988 and 1990. Coat shows proper wear for a dugout coat with Wilson’s #6 embroidered on the left sleeve. He has autographed the front in black marker.
Wilson is regarded as one of the most talented and classiest players ever to come out of the U of M baseball program. In his three years with the Golden Gophers, he batted .337 with 126 runs, 17 homers, 119 RBI, 89 walks, threw out 33 of 52 baserunners, was a two-time Al-Big Ten honoree and first team All-American.
Wilson burst upon the scene as a freshman batting .347 with 35 runs, 12 doubles, four home runs and 42 RBI. He also showed off his arm as a pitcher, going 4-3 with one save, while posting a 4.20 ERA in 45.0 innings. As a true freshman, Wilson was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team and also drew the start on the mount against Fresno State in the Gophers’ first NCAA Regional game. Following his tremendous freshman season, Wilson was named second team All-Big Ten as a sophomore in 1989 and played for the U.S. National Team over the summer.
In his junior season, Wilson batted .370 with 43 runs, eight home runs, 49 RBI and was named a first team All-American joining Ron Wojcak (1964), Greg Olson (1982) and later Shane Gunderson (1995) as one of only four Golden Gopher catchers to receive first-team honors. Wilson was drafted with the seventh overall pick in the fist round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft. He remains the third-highest University of Minnesota player to be picked in the draft behind Paul Molitor (third overall pick in 1977) and Dave Winfield (fourth overall pick in 1973).