Wilmer Mizell

Wilmer David "Vinegar Bend" Mizell
Batted: Right
Threw: Left
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: August 13, 1930 in Leakesville, MS
Signed: 1949 by the St. Louis Cardinals
Acquired: traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates for
Jim Marshall, May 1962
Departed: released, August 1962
Died: February 21, 1999 in Kerrville, TX

  

A pretty fair pitcher who came to the 1962 Mets too late; he had little left to offer at that point. Prior to that, he had won in double figures six different years. After his baseball career ended, he became a successful politician, holding a seat with the House of Representatives, and serving important roles in the Ford and Reagan administrations. He's pictured here on 1958 Topps, and four other '50s cards are displayed below.

 

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PITCHING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP  W  L  PCT    H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
==========================================================================
1952 StL NL  30  30  7  190.0 10  8 .556  171  89  77 146 103   2  0  3.65
1953 StL NL  33  33 10  224.1 13 11 .542  193  93  87 173 114   1  0  3.49
1956 StL NL  33  33 11  208.2 14 14 .500  172  93  84 153  92   3  0  3.62
1957 StL NL  33  21  7  149.1  8 10 .444  136  69  62  87  51   2  0  3.74
1958 StL NL  30  29  8  189.2 10 14 .417  178  81  72  80  91   2  0  3.42
1959 StL NL  31  30  8  201.1 13 10 .565  196 104  94 108  89   1  0  4.20
1960 2teams  32  32  8  211.0 14  8 .636  205  90  82 113  74   3  0  3.50
1961 Pit NL  25  17  2  100.0  7 10 .412  120  61  56  37  31   1  0  5.04
1962 2teams  21   5  0   54.1  1  3 .250   63  45  40  21  35   0  0  6.63
==========================================================================
METS TOTALS  17   2  0   38.0  0  2 .000   48  35  31  15  25   0  0  7.34
OTHER CLUBS 251 228 61 1490.2 90 86 .511 1386 690 623 903 655  15  0  3.76
==========================================================================
CAREER TOTS 268 230 61 1528.2 90 88 .506 1434 725 654 918 680  15  0  3.85

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP  W  L  PCT    H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
==========================================================================
1960 StL NL   9   9  0   55.1  1  3 .250   64  31  28  42  28   0  0  4.55
1960 Pit NL  23  23  8  155.2 13  5 .722  141  59  54  71  46   3  0  3.12
1962 Pit NL   4   3  0   16.1  1  1 .500   15  10   9   6  10   0  0  4.96
1962 *METS*  17   2  0   38.0  0  2 .000   48  35  31  15  25   0  0  7.34

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This is a list of the Wilmer Mizell cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1953 Bowman
Black & White

1953 Topps

1956 Topps

1957 Topps

1953 Bowman Black & White #23
1953 Bowman Black & White
reprint #23
1953 Topps #128

1954 Topps #249

1956 Topps #193

1957 Topps #113

1958 Topps #385

1961 Post Box #140

1980 TCMA 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates #0006

1982 Renata Galasso 20 Years of New York Met Baseball #20

1983 Topps 1952 Reprint Series #334

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #277 
1991 Topps Archives #128
(reprint of 1953 Topps)

1992 Bazooka Quadracards #16 (reprint of 1953 Topps; with Gil Hodges)

1994 Topps Archives #249 (reprint of 1954 Topps)

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