Wes Westrum

Wesley Noreen Westrum
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: November 28, 1922 in Clearbrook, MN
Signed: acquired by the New York Giants from Crookston in an unknown transaction, circa 1941
Died: May 28, 2002 in Clearbrook, MN

 

Wes was the Mets' second field manager ever, taking over for Casey Stengel midway through 1965. This card is from the 1952 Topps set, and features Wes during his All-Star catching days with the New York Giants. A card from his short tenure as Mets manager is shown below, as well as a 1951 Topps Red Back and a couple more.

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1947 N Y NL   6   12   1   5  1  0  0   2   6  0  -   2   0   0   0  - .417 .500 .417
1948 N Y NL  66  125  14  20  3  1  4  16  37  3  -  36  20   0   0  - .276 .296 .160
1949 N Y NL  64  169  23  41  4  1  7  28  68  1  -  39  37   2   1  - .385 .402 .243
1950 N Y NL 140  437  68 103 13  3 23  71 191  2  -  73  92   2   1  - .371 .437 .236
1951 N Y NL 124  361  59  79 12  0 20  70 151  1  0  93 104   5   4  - .400 .418 .219
1952 N Y NL 114  322  47  71 11  0 14  43 124  1  2  68  76   3   2  - .374 .385 .220
1953 N Y NL 107  290  40  65  5  0 12  30 106  2  0  73  56   1   0  - .352 .366 .224
1954 N Y NL  98  246  25  46  3  1  8  27  75  0  1  60  45   3   1  4 .315 .305 .187
1955 N Y NL  69  137  11  29  1  0  4  18  42  0  1  18  24   1   1  3 .327 .307 .212
1956 N Y NL  68  132  10  29  5  2  3   8  47  0  0  28  25   1   0  1 .346 .356 .220
1957 N Y NL  63   91   4  15  1  0  1   2  19  0  1  24  10   1   1  0 .255 .209 .165
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CAREER TOTS 919 2322 302 503 59  8 96 315 866 10  5 514 489  19  11  8 .356 .373 .217

 

MANAGERIAL RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   W   L  PCT FINISH
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1965 *METS*  68  19  48 .284  10th 
1966 *METS* 161  66  95 .410   9th 
1967 *METS* 151  57  94 .377  10th 
1974 S F NL  86  38  48 .442   5th 
1975 S F NL 161  80  81 .497   3rd 
===================================
METS TOTALS 380 142 237 .375       
OTHER CLUBS 247 118 129 .478       
============================       
CAREER TOTS 627 260 366 .415       

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This is a list of the Wes Westrum 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.

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1949 Eureka Sportstamps

1951 Bowman

1951 Topps Red Backs

1952 Berk Ross

1952 Bowman

1949 Eureka Sportstamps #126

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1953 Red Man

1951 Bowman #161
1951 Bowman #161
(reprint)
1951 Topps Red Backs #37

1952 Berk Ross Hit Parade of Champions
1952 Bowman #74
1952 Red Man #NL26
(no tab)
1952 Topps #75 (red back)

1953 Red Man #20 (with tab)

1954 Bowman #25
1954 Topps #180

1955 Bowman #141

1956 Topps #156

1957 Topps #323

1960 Topps #469 (SF Giants Coaches)

1966 Topps #341

1966 Topps

1975 TCMA 1951 New York Giants
1975 Topps #216
(Giants team)
1975 Topps Mini #216 (Giants team)

1976 SSPC #113

1979 TCMA Baseball History Series #46

1980 TCMA All Time New York Giants #0002

1983 Topps 1952 Reprint Series #75

1991 Topps Archives #323 (mockup of 1953 Topps)

1992 Bazooka Topps Archives Quadracards #10 (mockup of 1953 Topps; with Duke Snider)

1994 Topps Archives #180 (reprint of 1954 Topps)

2002 Topps Super Teams Retrofractor #6 (0710/1954)

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