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Wilson succumbs to heart attack

Updated: April 25, 2005, 9:33 PM ET

DETROIT -- Former major-league pitcher Earl Wilson has died at the age of 70, the Detroit Tigers said Monday.

Wilson died of a heart attack Saturday in suburban Detroit, said Jim Martin, executive director of the Baseball Assistance Team charity, for which Wilson was a volunteer board member since 1988. He served as president from 2000-04.

Wilson pitched for three teams in an 11-season career, finishing 121-109 in 338 games. The right-hander broke in with Boston in 1959 and saw limited ...

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