Contact Us

10 Careers Ex-MLB Pitcher Brian Wilson Could Pursue if He Never Pitches Again

Brian Wilson
Getty Images

From 2008 to 2011, Brian Wilson was one of the best closers in major league baseball. Pitching for the San Francisco Giants, Wilson tossed a combined 3.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 2.65 K/BB and 163 saves during that span.

But everything good must come to an end. After throwing just two innings in 2012, the then-30-year-old was forced to undergo his second career Tommy John surgery.

Wilson, now more than 15 months removed from surgery, auditioned for major league teams on July 25. Even though the ex-Giants closer “looked good,” according to a scout, his average fastball was still about five miles-per-hour slower than it clocked in at pre-surgery.

In the event no team comes knocking, below are 10 non-baseball careers Brian Wilson and his outlandish beard could pursue instead.

Apple Genius Bar Technician

Brian Wilson, Apple Genius Bar Technician
Photo by Ben Berkon / Guy Speed

Subway Sandwich Artist

Brian Wilson, Subway Sandwich Artist
Photo by Ben Berkon / Guy Speed

Royal Babysitter

Brian Wilson, Royal Babysitter
Photo by Ben Berkon / Guy Speed

New York City Mayoral Candidate

Brian Wilson, New York City Mayoral Candidate
Photo by Ben Berkon / Guy Speed

Lead Detective on ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Brian Wilson, Lead Detective on 'Law & Order: SVU'
Photo by Ben Berkon / Guy Speed

Tax Accountant at H&R Block

Brian Wilson, Tax Accountant at H&R Block
Photo by Ben Berkon / Guy Speed

Completely Homeless

Brian Wilson, Completely Homeless
Photo by Ben Berkon / Guy Speed

Bootleg Watch Vendor

Brian Wilson, Bootleg Watch Vendor
Photo by Ben Berkon / Guy Speed

Substitute Host on ‘Meet the Press’

Brian Wilson, Substitute Host on 'Meet the Press'
Photo by Ben Berkon / Guy Speed

The Beach Boys’ New Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson
Photo by Ben Berkon / Guy Speed

NEXT: The Worst Sports Tattoos Ever?

More from WFNT

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wfnt.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Flint's News Talk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on Flint's News Talk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!