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Wally Westlake

Waldon Thomas Westlake

Positions: Outfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 186 lb.

Born: November 8, 1920 in Gridley, CA
High School: Christian Brothers HS (Sacramento, CA)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1947 (Age 26.158, 7,933rd in MLB history)   vs. CHC 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Indians/Cardinals/Reds/Orioles/... 1947-1956

Last Game: May 12, 1956 (Age 35.186)   vs. PIT 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Brother of Jim Westlake
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Wally Westlake: 127 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 3 walk-off, 13 tying, 30 go ahead, 24 lacking some details
4 Tms
PIT97
CLE21
STL6
CIN3
 
vs RHP100
vs LHP27
 
Home75
Away52
 
Leverage
High Lev24
Medium Lev43
Low Lev35
15 Opps
BRO19
CHC18
CIN17
PHI15
BSN13
NYG12
STL11
CHW5
BOS4
PHA3
NYY3
DET3
BAL/SLB2
WSH1
PIT1
82 Pitchers
Russ Meyer4
Howie Fox4
Warren Spahn4
Billy Hoeft3
Ralph Branca3
Johnny Sain3
Bob Rush3
Frank Hiller3
Hal Gregg3
Billy Pierce3
Howie Pollet3
Larry Jansen3
Cal McLish2
Robin Roberts2
Clyde King2
Jim Konstanty2
Hank Borowy2
Hugh Casey2
Jack Banta2
Johnny Hetki2
12 Parks
Forbes Fld62
Shibe Pk9
ClevelandStd9
Ebbets Fld9
Crosley Fld8
Polo Grounds6
Sprtsmn3/Busch5
Wrigley Fld5
Fenway Pk4
Braves Fld4
Comiskey Pk3
Tiger Stad3
Where Hit
Unk65
755
94
83
General field locations
when available.
 
2 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms105
2·HR gms11
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th63
6th37
4th13
Unk6
3rd4
7th3
9th1
Outs
036
134
232
Unk25
 
DefPos
CF52
RF48
LF14
3B12
PH1
Bases
---79
1--19
12-11
--37
1236
-2-4
-231
 
215 RBI
RISP29
0 on68
1 on37
2 on15
3 on7
Any on59
Inning
17
220
312
420
59
614
710
824
99
Extra2
 
1-339
4-643
7-end45
RelScore
+4..7
+37
+27
+114
Tied24
-116
-27
-34
-4..17
Unk24
 
Ahead35
Tied24
Behind44
Unk24
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1947 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111947-04-18PITCINJoe Beggstied 2-2b 42---1690.13265%Home Run
22221947-04-18PITCINClayton Lambertahead 6-4b 5212-3690.14895%Home Run; Greenberg Scores; Kiner Scores
33311947-04-24PITCHCHank Borowybehind 3-6b 80---1690.08117%Home Run
44411947-05-08PIT@BSNJohnny Beazleybehind 0-1t 20---1690.10450%Home Run
55511947-05-28PITCHCDoyle Ladeb 6---29
66611947-06-03 (2)PIT@BROHal Greggbehind 0-6t 4112-3790.09817%Home Run; Gustine Scores; Kiner Scores/unER
77711947-06-15 (1)PITBSNWarren Spahnbehind 3-13b 90---1780.0000%Home Run
88811947-06-20PITPHISchoolboy Roweahead 5-0b 72---1780.00999%Home Run
99911947-06-29PIT@CHCClaude Passeaubehind 0-1t 321234690.36278%Home Run; Cox Scores; Gustine Scores; Greenberg Scores
10101011947-07-03PITCINJohnny Hetkibehind 1-2b 20---1690.10655%Home Run
11111121947-07-03PITCINJohnny Hetkiahead 6-3b 80---1690.01699%Home Run
12121211947-07-10 (1)PIT@PHIDutch Leonardahead 1-0t 21---1690.10069%Home Run
13131311947-07-15 (1)PIT@BROHugh Caseyahead 7-4t 711234680.06399%Home Run; Gustine Scores; Kiner Scores; Fletcher Scores
14141411947-08-26PIT@BROHal Greggahead 1-0t 1212-3690.21680%Home Run; Kiner Scores; Gustine Scores
15151511947-09-04PITCINBuddy Livelytied 0-0b 22---1690.10862%Home Run
16161611947-09-06PITCHCPaul Ericksontied 6-6b 101---1690.416100%Walk-OffHome Run
17171711947-09-18PITBROClyde Kingtied 7-7b 91---1690.416100%Walk-OffHome Run
1948 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1818111948-04-25 (2)PIT@CINHowie Foxbehind 2-3t 311234680.28779%Home Run; Kiner Scores; West Scores; Stevens Scores
1919211948-05-08PITNYGLarry Jansenbehind 0-8b 42---1580.0102%Home Run
2020311948-05-30 (1)PITSTLHowie Pollettied 0-0b 21---1590.10964%Home Run
2121421948-05-30 (1)PITSTLHowie Polletahead 2-0b 401--2590.10391%Home Run; Kiner Scores
2222511948-05-30 (2)PITSTLJim Hearntied 0-0b 20---1580.10566%Home Run
2323611948-06-05PITBSNWarren Spahntied 0-0b 1212-3590.24379%Home Run (Deep LF); Rojek Scores; Kiner Scores
2424721948-06-05PITBSNWarren Spahnbehind 3-5b 321--2590.21651%Home Run (Deep LF); Kiner Scores
2525811948-06-16PIT@NYGAlex Konikowskit 6---159
2626911948-06-18PIT@PHIRobin Robertst 7---159
27271011948-07-15 (2)PITNYGRay Poatb 8---358
28281111948-07-30PIT@BRORalph Brancaahead 3-2t 41---1580.11171%Home Run
29291211948-08-16PITCINJohnny Vander Meerbehind 1-2b 62---1580.19152%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF
30301311948-08-24PITBROCarl Erskineahead 2-1b 40---1580.10179%Home Run
31311411948-08-25PITBROHugh Caseybehind 5-11b 81---1580.0071%Home Run (Line Drive)
32321511948-08-26 (1)PITPHIMonk Dubielbehind 2-3b 611234580.34290%Home Run; Rojek Scores; Murtaugh Scores; Walker Scores
33331611948-09-07PITSTLMurry Dicksonb 8---159
34341711948-09-20 (2)PIT@PHILou Possehlbehind 2-7t 81---1590.0112%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3535111949-04-25PITCHCBob Rushtied 0-0b 20---1480.10466%Home Run
3636221949-04-25PITCHCJess Dobernicahead 4-2b 71--32480.05497%Home Run; Kiner Scores
3737311949-05-11PIT@BROJack Bantaahead 4-1t 72---1480.05593%Home Run
3838411949-05-13PITSTLHarry Brecheentied 0-0b 20---1480.10466%Home Run
3939511949-05-14PITSTLHowie Polletb 2---18
4040611949-05-25PITBRORex Barneybehind 1-2b 32--32390.21163%Home Run; Rackley Scores
4141711949-05-30 (1)PITCHCBob Rushahead 2-1b 321--2480.17582%Home Run; Walker Scores
4242811949-05-30 (2)PITCHCCal McLishahead 3-1b 10---1480.07280%Home Run
4343911949-06-05PIT@BRORalph Brancatied 0-0t 21---1580.10458%Home Run
44441011949-06-10PIT@NYGLarry Jansentied 0-0t 21--32680.13468%Home Run (Deep RF); Kiner Scores/unER
45451111949-06-14PITBSNBob Hallbehind 1-3b 81---1580.12325%Home Run
46461211949-06-25PITBRORalph Brancatied 2-2b 1012-3580.16980%Home Run; Restelli Scores; Kiner Scores
47471311949-07-01PIT@CHCBob Muncrieft 5---19
48481411949-07-16 (1)PIT@NYGClint Hartungt 2---159
49491521949-07-16 (1)PIT@NYGClint Hartungt 8---259
50501611949-07-16 (2)PIT@NYGRed Webbt 3---259
51511711949-07-23PIT@BSNWarren Spahnbehind 2-6t 401--2590.11826%Home Run (Deep LF); Kiner Scores
52521811949-08-07 (2)PITPHIJim Konstantyb 8---39
53531911949-09-13PITPHIHank Borowyb 1---159
54542011949-09-16PITBRORex Barneyahead 7-1b 811--2590.002100%Home Run; Kiner Scores
55552111949-09-18 (2)PITNYGAdrian Zabalab 6---49
56562211949-09-25 (2)PIT@CINHowie Foxt 2---259
57572311949-09-29PITSTLTed Wilksahead 5-1b 801--2590.008100%Home Run (Deep LF); Hopp Scores
1950 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5858111950-04-21PITCINHerm Wehmeierahead 1-0b 20---1580.08974%Home Run
5959221950-04-21PITCINHerm Wehmeierahead 4-1b 5212-3580.09697%Home Run; Kiner Scores; Fernandez Scores
6060311950-04-22PITCINKent Petersonahead 5-1b 30---1580.03993%Home Run
6161411950-04-23PITCINFrank Smithahead 1-0b 20---1580.08974%Home Run
6262511950-05-23PIT@PHIRuss Meyertied 0-0t 821234690.42496%Home Run; Rojek Scores; Kiner Scores; Schenz Scores
6363611950-05-24PIT@PHIBubba Churchtied 0-0t 7112-3690.32488%Home Run; Coogan Scores; Kiner Scores
6464711950-05-30 (2)PITSTLRed Mungerb 4---18
6565811950-06-03PITBSNJohnny Sainbehind 1-3b 12--32580.16851%Home Run; Bell Scores
6666921950-06-03PITBSNJohnny Sainbehind 4-8b 52--32580.12824%Home Run; Bell Scores
67671011950-06-06PITNYGJack Kramerbehind 3-10b 90---1580.0020%Home Run
68681111950-06-09PITBROJack Bantatied 1-1b 31-233580.17382%Home Run; Bell Scores; Kiner Scores
69691211950-06-16PIT@BSNJohnny Sainbehind 0-2t 41---1580.10634%Home Run (Deep LF)
70701311950-07-26PIT@BSNVern Bickfordt 6---268
71711411950-08-10PITCHCPaul Minnerb 4---148
72721511950-08-22PITBRODan Bankheadbehind 6-10b 92---1490.0041%Home Run (Line Drive)
73731611950-08-26PITPHIRobin Robertsbehind 0-1b 3212-3580.29973%Home Run; Phillips Scores; Kiner Scores
74741711950-09-02PITSTLGerry Staleyahead 1-0b 301234580.12393%Home Run; O'Connell Scores; Kiner Scores/unER; Bell Scores
75751811950-09-06PIT@CINEwell Blackwellbehind 0-2t 51---1580.10933%Home Run
76761911950-09-10 (2)PIT@STLErv Dusakahead 1-0t 41---1480.10970%Home Run
77772011950-09-14 (1)PIT@NYGLarry Jansentied 1-1t 611--2580.25576%Home Run; Bell Scores
78782111950-09-17PIT@PHIRuss Meyerbehind 1-5t 901--2580.0438%Home Run; Bell Scores
79792211950-09-19 (2)PIT@BROErv Palicabehind 0-3t 80---1580.06714%Home Run
80802311950-10-01 (1)PIT@CINWillie Ramsdellt 6---258
81812411950-10-01 (2)PIT@CINFrank Smitht 9---157
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8282111951-04-17PITSTLTom Poholskyahead 4-3b 60---1570.10585%Home Run
8383211951-04-21PIT@CINHowie Foxt 9---157
8484311951-04-24PIT@CHCTurk Lowntied 0-0t 1212-3570.24874%Home Run; Metkovich Scores; Kiner Scores
8585411951-04-29 (2)PITCINHowie Foxbehind 0-1b 90---19PH0.43664%Home Run
8686511951-05-09PIT@PHIRuss Meyerbehind 3-5t 521--2550.23945%Home Run (Deep LF); Bell Scores
8787611951-05-11PITCHCBob Rushbehind 1-7b 6---365
8888711951-05-12PITCHCFrank Hillerbehind 0-7b 42-2-2550.0397%Home Run; Kiner Scores
8989821951-05-12PITCHCFrank Hillerbehind 3-8b 70---1550.0327%Home Run
9090911951-05-17PITNYGRoger Bowmanahead 10-7b 82--32550.02299%Home Run; Beard Scores
91911011951-05-18PITBSNMax Surkontbehind 2-11b 80---1550.0010%Home Run
92921111951-05-19PITBSNVern Bickfordbehind 0-4b 40---1550.07121%Home Run (Deep LF)
93931211951-05-22PITBROCarl Erskinebehind 2-4b 20---1650.10344%Home Run (Line Drive)
94941311951-05-23PITBRODon Newcombebehind 0-3b 421--2650.19037%Home Run; Bell Scores
95951411951-06-04PIT@PHIRuss Meyerahead 3-0t 311--2650.10291%Home Run; Bell Scores
96961511951-06-09PIT@BROClyde Kingahead 2-1t 82--32650.18192%Home Run; Nelson Scores
97971611951-06-14PITBSNBob Chipmanahead 6-1b 511--2650.02699%Home Run (Deep LF); Kiner Scores
98981711951-06-16STLPHIJim Konstantytied 3-3b 8212-3480.38097%Home Run; Schoendienst Scores; Musial Scores
99991811951-07-04STL@CHCCal McLishahead 3-0t 521--2480.10593%Home Run; Musial Scores
1001001911951-07-20STL@BROPreacher Roebehind 1-5t 90---1480.0193%Home Run (Line Drive)
1011012011951-08-13STLCHCFrank Hillerb 2---158
1021022111951-09-09 (2)STL@PITJunior Walshtied 4-4t 71-2-2590.26780%Home Run; Musial Scores
1031032211951-09-22STLCHCPaul Minnerb 8---149
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
104104111952-05-30 (1)CIN@CHCTurk Lownbehind 1-2t 40---1580.13150%Home Run
105105211952-07-13 (1)CINNYGHal Greggb 8---239
106106311952-07-20 (1)CINPHICurt Simmonsb 6---139
107107411952-09-01 (1)CLE@SLBTommy Byrneahead 7-2t 801--2690.010100%Home Run; Rosen Scores
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
108108111953-05-05CLENYYWhitey Fordbehind 0-11b 81---1580.0000%Home Run
109109211953-05-30 (1)CLE@CHWBilly Piercetied 0-0t 301--2380.17271%Home Run; Avila Scores
110110311953-07-26 (2)CLEWSHSonny Dixonbehind 5-6b 71---1680.24355%Home Run
111111411953-07-31CLE@PHABobo Newsomahead 7-5t 62-2-2570.13891%Home Run; Rosen Scores
112112511953-08-19CLE@DETBilly Hoeftbehind 0-1t 41---1580.12947%Home Run
113113611953-08-27CLENYYBob Kuzavatied 2-2b 1111--2690.368100%Walk-OffHome Run; Doby Scores
114114711953-09-02CLEPHAHarry Byrdbehind 0-3b 211--2690.16741%Home Run; Rosen Scores
115115821953-09-02CLEPHAHarry Byrdahead 4-3b 40---1690.10379%Home Run
116116911953-09-04CLECHWBilly Piercebehind 4-5b 72-2-2690.44076%Home Run; Smith Scores
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
117117111954-04-13CLE@CHWBilly Piercetied 0-0t 41---1670.13261%Home Run
118118211954-04-14CLE@CHWDon Johnsonahead 4-2t 80---1670.06493%Home Run
119119311954-04-25CLE@DETBilly Hoeftbehind 2-3t 40---1690.13250%Home Run
120120421954-04-25CLE@DETBilly Hoeftahead 4-3t 5212-3690.25490%Home Run; Rosen Scores; Doby Scores
121121511954-06-11CLE@BOSWillard Nixonahead 5-1t 81---1670.02198%Home Run
122122611954-06-13 (1)CLE@BOSFrank Sullivanbehind 0-1t 21---1670.10448%Home Run
123123711954-06-13 (2)CLE@BOSTex Clevengertied 0-0t 22---1670.10757%Home Run
124124811954-06-27CLENYYWhitey Fordtied 1-1b 601--2570.22885%Home Run; Rosen Scores
125125911954-07-03CLECHWSandy Consuegrabehind 2-3b 82---1570.33753%Home Run
1261261011954-07-08CLEBALLou Kretlowahead 2-0b 611--2570.09895%Home Run; Rosen Scores
1271271111954-07-22 (2)CLE@BOSHal Brownahead 1-0t 40---1570.10673%Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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