Willie Wilson (#6) meets Lorenzo Cain (#6) as FanFest kicks off with Season Ticket Holder event
Royals Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Wilson met the new #6 tonight as Lorenzo Cain joined his teammates at the Season Ticket Holder event. We overheard Willie telling the story of how he got #6. He wore #19 when he arrived with the Royals in 1976. Wilson then switched to #32 in 1977. Larry Gura.decided to take #32 for the 1978 season. John Schuerholz, who was the scouting director at the time, told Wilson that “he looked like a number 6”. That’s the number he received and kept for the rest of his time with the Royals!