Bill Wakefield

William Sumner Wakefield
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: May 24, 1941 in Kansas City, MO
Signed: 1961 by the St. Louis Cardinals
Acquired: traded from the Cardinals with
George Altman for Roger Craig, November 1962

 

Appeared in 62 games for the Mets as a pitcher in 1964, a team record that was to stand for many years. Oddly enough, those 62 games were the only ones in which he would ever pitch in the big leagues. Pictured is his 1966 Topps card.  A great old minor-league card appears below.

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PITCHING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB    G GS CG    IP  W  L  PCT   H  R ER SO BB ShO SV   ERA
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1964 *METS*
62  4  0 119.2  3  5 .375 103 57 48 61 61   0  2  3.61

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This is a list of the Bill Wakefield 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.

 

1963 Pepsi-Cola Tulsa Oilers

1963 Pepsi-Cola Tulsa Oilers

1964 Topps #576 (Rookie Stars; with Jerry Hinsley)

1965 Topps #167

1966 Topps #443

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #423

2014 Topps Heritage 50th Anniversary Buybacks (1965 Topps #167)

2015 Topps Heritage Real Ones Autographs #ROA-BW (autographed)

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