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Willie Wilson (#6) meets Lorenzo Cain (#6) as FanFest kicks off with Season Ticket Holder event

 

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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!

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