Los Angeles Dodgers Jose Offerman (L) is tagged out by Chicago Cubs catcher Rick Wilkins (R) before he can touch home plate 23 August 1992 in the third inning. The Cubs defeated the Dodgers 4-2 to sweep the three-game series.

Los Angeles Dodgers Jose Offerman (L) is tagged out by Chicago Cubs catcher Rick Wilkins (R) before he can touch home plate 23 August 1992 in the third inning. The Cubs defeated the Dodgers 4-2 to sweep the three-game series.

San Francisco Giants shortstop Royce Clayton(L) tumbles over Chicago Cubs Rick Wilkins(R) while relaying a throw to first base for a double play 15 May in San Francisco. The Cubs defeated the Giants, 6-1. AFP PHOTO

San Francisco Giants shortstop Royce Clayton(L) tumbles over Chicago Cubs Rick Wilkins(R) while relaying a throw to first base for a double play 15 May in San Francisco. The Cubs defeated the Giants, 6-1. AFP PHOTO

Mark Grace of the Chicago Cubs during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 16, 1998 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Mark Grace of the Chicago Cubs during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 16, 1998 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Cubs catcher Rick Wilkins kneels after missing the tag at homeplate which scored San Francisco Giants' Kirk Manwaring giving the Giants a 3-1 lead over the Cubs in the top of the fifth inning. The Giants won 8-4. AFP PHOTO

Chicago Cubs catcher Rick Wilkins kneels after missing the tag at homeplate which scored San Francisco Giants' Kirk Manwaring giving the Giants a 3-1 lead over the Cubs in the top of the fifth inning. The Giants won 8-4. AFP PHOTO

Chicago Cubs players Mark Grace (R) tries to get past San Francisco Giants catcher Rick Wilkins on a run-down at home plate during the seventh inning of their 11 May game in San Francisco. Grace was tagged out. The Giants defeated the Cubs 11-5. AFP PHOTO/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Chicago Cubs players Mark Grace (R) tries to get past San Francisco Giants catcher Rick Wilkins on a run-down at home plate during the seventh inning of their 11 May game in San Francisco. Grace was tagged out. The Giants defeated the Cubs 11-5. AFP PHOTO/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Frank Castillo (L) and catcher Rick Wilkins talk through their gloves to avoid eavesdropping by the Colorado Rockies 09 June during a bases-loaded jam in the fourth inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The game has gone into extra innings on a 1-1 tie. AFP PHOTO

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Frank Castillo (L) and catcher Rick Wilkins talk through their gloves to avoid eavesdropping by the Colorado Rockies 09 June during a bases-loaded jam in the fourth inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The game has gone into extra innings on a 1-1 tie. AFP PHOTO

Catcher Rick Wilkins of the Seattle Mariners in action during a spring training game against the Chicago White Sox at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona. The Mariners defeated the White Sox 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /A

Catcher Rick Wilkins of the Seattle Mariners in action during a spring training game against the Chicago White Sox at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona. The Mariners defeated the White Sox 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /A

Rick Wilkins #2 of the Seattle Mariners in action during a Spring Training game against the San Diego Padres at the Peoria Stadium in Peoria, Arizona. The Padres defeated the Mariners 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick /Allsport

Rick Wilkins #2 of the Seattle Mariners in action during a Spring Training game against the San Diego Padres at the Peoria Stadium in Peoria, Arizona. The Padres defeated the Mariners 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick /Allsport

Japanese pitcher Hideo Nomo (R) of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to first base after bunting as catcher Rick Wilkins chases the ball during fourth inning of their 25 April game in Los Angeles. Nomo was out on the play but went on to win his third game of the season, 6-4. AFP PHOTO Vince BUCCI

Japanese pitcher Hideo Nomo (R) of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to first base after bunting as catcher Rick Wilkins chases the ball during fourth inning of their 25 April game in Los Angeles. Nomo was out on the play but went on to win his third game of the season, 6-4. AFP PHOTO Vince BUCCI

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