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Brian Wilson

Brian Patrick Wilson (born March 16, 1982) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. Statistically, Wilson has become one of baseball's best closers, and is known for his repertoire that consists of a four-seam fastball, cutter, slider and a two-seam sinking fastball. More recently, Wilson has drawn media attention, as well as legions of fans, for his thick, dyed-black beard and subversive humor. Wilson was born in Winchester, Massachusetts and raised in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Today, he talks little of his childhood except to discuss his father. Mike Wilson, an Air Force veteran, was a demanding perfectionist, but Brian said in a 2011 interview, "I think that's how you need to be raised. It's not your friend, it's your dad. And he's going to be strict. And one day you're going to understand why. And sometimes, it's a little too late. They might pass away, and you might not get that chance to say thanks or understand why you did those things. But when you become a man, you understand why." When Brian was 12 years old, his father was diagnosed with cancer. His father fought the disease for five years before dying

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Brian Wilson -- Yo, Ronda Rousey ... Want a Piece of Me? (VIDEO)

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Brian Wilson has gotten seriously jacked, and says he's ready to take on none other than Ronda Rousey -- but not because he thinks he can beat her. We got the ex… READ MORE >

MLB Star Brian Wilson -- The Dude Abides

MLB Star Brian Wilson
The Dude Abides

Here's MLB pitcher Brian Wilson -- sporting a "Big Lebowski" shirt -- hanging out at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Wednesday with Penn and Teller. They believe in nothing. READ MORE >

- 226 days ago
Dodgers Star Brian Wilson -- I Got a Brand New Hand Gun ... Tattoo

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I Got a Brand New Hand Gun ... Tattoo!

Dodgers superstar pitcher Brian Wilson's 100+ MPH right arm ain't the only gun in his arsenal anymore ... 'cause the guy just got a sweet revolver permanently inked on his non-pitching hand.The… READ MORE >

- 577 days ago
MLB Star Brian Wilson -- I'M A SAVAGE

MLB Star Brian Wilson
I'M A SAVAGE

L.A. Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson snapped over the weekend ... into a Slim Jim ... 'cause he dressed up as the Macho Man Randy Savage for a humongous celebrity-filled Halloween party in Bev Hills.… READ MORE >

- 670 days ago
Dodgers Star Brian Wilson -- Everyone Chill, My Beard is Here to Stay!!

Dodgers' Brian Wilson
Everyone Chill ... My Beard is Here to Stay!!

And now, a statement from Brian Wilson's million-dollar beard: "I DON'T CARE HOW MUCH MONEY'S ON THE TABLE ... NOBODY'S CUTTING ME!" Thank you, Beard.Despite a flurry of reports the Dodgers… READ MORE >

- 736 days ago
Brian Wilson -- 'F**king Excited' to Play for the L.A. Dodgers

Brian Wilson
'F**king Excited' To Play for the L.A. Dodgers

Pro fireballer Brian Wilson says it's "f**king exciting" to bring his talents -- and his tremendous facial hair -- to L.A., telling TMZ he's pumped to play for the Dodgers. A mohawked Wilson was… READ MORE >

- 759 days ago
Brian Wilson -- I Will NEVER Be a Yankee ... OR WILL I???

Brian Wilson
I Will NEVER Be a Yankee ... OR WILL I?!?!

When we asked free agent MLB pitcher Brian Wilson if he would play for the Yankees next season ... he gave us a very interesting answer ... an answer that could be interpreted two ways: Most… READ MORE >

- 907 days ago
SF Giants' Brian Wilson -- HUMAN BACKPACK

SF Giants' Brian Wilson
HUMAN BACKPACK

San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson put on some serious weight Tuesday in Beverly Hills -- hauling some unidentified female cargo up the street ON HIS BACK ... during a routine jog.Because… READ MORE >

- 1360 days ago
Brian Wilson -- The Dude Abides ...

Brian Wilson
The Dude Abides

San Francisco Giants fireballer and famed beard enthusiast Brian Wilson rolled through L.A. yesterday sportin' a "Big Lebowski" shirt ... and some incredible argyle socks. "Calmer than you are." READ MORE >

- 1395 days ago
Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth -- Vote!

Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth
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