Blazing speed and daring plays made Wilson a dynamic force for Kansas City. He was the 1981 Royals Player of the Year and a two-time All-Star selection. He won the 1982 American League batting title (.332). In 1979, Wilson led the league and set a club record with 83 stolen bases. In 1980, he became the second player in MLB history with 100 hits from each side of the plate. That same year he also won a Gold Glove for defensive excellence. Wilson led the league in triples five times and set all-time Royals records with an amazing 13 career inside-the-park home runs and 612 stolen bases.