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Wes Westrum

Wesley Noreen Westrum

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: November 28, 1922 in Clearbrook, MN
High School: Clearbrook-Gonvick HS (Clearbrook, MN)
School: Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN)(All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1947 (Age 24.293)   vs. CHC 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Team: Giants 1947-1957

Final Game: September 29, 1957 (Age 34.305)   vs. PIT 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: May 28, 2002 in Clearbrook, MN
Buried: Silver Creek Cemetery, Clearbrook, MN
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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.

Wes Westrum: 96 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 8 tying, 31 go ahead, 7 lacking some details
1 Tm
NYG96
 
vs RHP64
vs LHP32
 
Home58
Away38
 
Leverage
High Lev20
Medium Lev37
Low Lev32
7 Opps
CHC23
PIT16
STL16
CIN14
BRO12
BSN/MLN11
PHI4
64 Pitchers
Ken Raffensberger5
Paul Minner4
Warren Spahn4
Harry Brecheen3
Mel Queen3
Turk Lown3
Billy Loes3
Ralph Branca3
Howie Fox2
Monk Dubiel2
Frank Smith2
Doyle Lade2
Gerry Staley2
Johnny Schmitz2
Herm Wehmeier2
Bud Podbielan2
Bill Werle2
Gene Conley2
Cliff Chambers2
Frank Hiller2
9 Parks
Polo Grounds58
Forbes Fld9
Wrigley Fld9
Crosley Fld5
Ebbets Fld5
Sprtsmn3/Busch5
Shibe Pk2
Braves Fld2
County Stad1
Where Hit
757
Unk27
786
95
81
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms81
2·HR gms6
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th53
4th13
5th10
7th8
Unk7
6th5
Outs
036
130
224
Unk6
 
DefPos
C96
Bases
---44
1--19
Unk7
12-6
-2-6
1234
--34
1-34
-232
 
170 RBI
RISP26
0 on46
1 on31
2 on14
3 on5
Any on50
Inning
15
213
313
418
513
611
79
89
95
 
1-331
4-642
7-end23
RelScore
+4..10
+35
+211
+111
Tied26
-112
-24
-33
-4..7
Unk7
 
Ahead37
Tied26
Behind26
Unk7
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1948 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111948-06-07NYG@PITElmer Singletonahead 7-5t 92--32820.06098%Home Run; Gordon Scores
22211948-08-24NYG@CHCCliff Chambersahead 3-1t 311--2720.13786%Home Run (LF-CF); Marshall Scores
33311948-08-29 (1)NYG@CINHerm Wehmeiert 212
44411948-09-03 (2)NYG@BROCarl Erskinetied 0-0t 221--2720.19467%Home Run; Mueller Scores
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111949-07-24 (2)NYGCHCDoyle Ladebehind 0-2b 31---1820.10941%Home Run
66211949-07-27NYG@PITBob Chesnestied 2-2t 7012-3820.24889%Home Run; Gordon Scores; Rigney Scores
77311949-08-24NYGCHCDewey Adkinsahead 1-0b 40--32820.08686%Home Run; Rigney Scores
88421949-08-24NYGCHCBob Chipmanahead 4-3b 82---1820.08593%Home Run
99511949-09-06 (2)NYGPHIHank Borowyb 632
1010611949-09-16NYG@CHCDoyle Ladebehind 2-3t 621--2820.33162%Home Run; Rigney Scores
1111711949-09-18 (1)NYG@PITVic Lombardiahead 5-0t 321-33820.06897%Home Run; Thomson Scores; Rigney Scores
1950 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1212111950-05-25NYGSTLHowie Polletbehind 1-5b 60-233520.16940%Home Run; Thomson Scores; Irvin Scores
1313211950-06-06NYG@PITMel Queentied 0-0t 22---1720.10456%Home Run
1414311950-06-09NYG@CHCJohnny Schmitzbehind 0-1t 62---1520.16344%Home Run
1515421950-06-09NYG@CHCFrank Hillerahead 7-3t 92-2-2520.013100%Home Run; Mueller Scores
1616511950-06-17NYGCHCFrank Hillerbehind 4-8b 70---1420.05813%Home Run
1717611950-06-18 (1)NYGCHCJohnny Vander Meerahead 2-0b 101--2420.10586%Home Run; Irvin Scores
1818711950-06-18 (2)NYGCHCJohnny Schmitzahead 3-0b 11-2-2620.08490%Home Run; Thompson Scores
1919811950-06-20NYGSTLHarry Brecheentied 2-2b 80---1420.25586%Home Run
2020911950-06-24NYGCINKen Raffensbergertied 0-0b 20---1420.10365%Home Run
21211021950-06-24NYGCINKen Raffensbergerahead 4-0b 31---1420.04192%Home Run
22221131950-06-24NYGCINJohnny Hetkiahead 10-0b 711--2420.000100%Home Run; Irvin Scores
23231211950-07-14NYG@PITCliff Chambersahead 1-0t 111-33520.15981%Home Run; Irvin Scores; Thomson Scores
24241311950-07-16 (1)NYG@CINKen Raffensbergerahead 2-1t 32---1520.10668%Home Run (Deep LF)
25251411950-07-16 (2)NYG@CINHowie Foxt 532
26261511950-07-17NYG@CINHerm Wehmeiertied 1-1t 41---1620.12660%Home Run (LF-CF)
27271611950-07-23 (1)NYG@CHCPaul Minnerahead 2-1t 50---1420.11375%Home Run
28281711950-08-02 (1)NYGCHCMonk Dubieltied 0-0b 111234520.20885%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Stanky Scores; Lockman Scores; Thompson Scores
29291811950-08-07NYG@BSNBob Hallahead 5-3t 811--2520.09496%Home Run (LF-CF); Thompson Scores
30301911950-08-08NYG@BSNWarren Spahnbehind 0-1t 62-2-2420.31362%Home Run (LF-CF); Lockman Scores
31312011950-09-06NYGBSNJohnny Sainahead 2-0b 42---1720.08384%Home Run
32322111950-09-07NYGBSNVern Bickfordtied 0-0b 40-233720.13686%Home Run; Irvin Scores; Dark Scores/unER
33332211950-09-10NYGBRODon Newcombeahead 4-2b 40---1620.07486%Home Run
34342311950-09-26NYG@BRORalph Brancabehind 0-5t 31---1820.04413%Home Run
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3535111951-04-21NYGBROChris Van Cuykbehind 1-2b 401--2720.21369%Home Run; Hartung Scores
3636211951-05-20NYG@STLHarry Brecheentied 0-0t 1112-3420.21775%Home Run; Stanky Scores/unER; Dark Scores/unER; Westrum Scores/unER
3737311951-05-25NYG@PHIBubba Churchbehind 1-3t 41---1520.10634%Home Run
3838411951-05-30 (1)NYGBSNMax Surkontahead 1-0b 411--2520.16485%Home Run; Mays Scores
3939511951-06-03 (2)NYGSTLHarry Brecheenbehind 0-1b 41---1420.13853%Home Run
4040611951-06-07NYGCINKen Raffensbergerbehind 0-2b 40---1420.11943%Home Run
4141711951-06-09NYGCHCPaul Minnerahead 4-1b 51---1420.05093%Home Run
4242811951-06-10 (1)NYGCHCTurk Lownbehind 0-1b 40---1420.13456%Home Run
4343911951-06-15NYG@PITBob Friendt 542
44441021951-06-15NYG@PITJunior Walsht 922
45451111951-06-17 (2)NYG@PITMel Queent 422
46461211951-07-06NYGBSNWarren Spahnbehind 2-7b 3012-3520.15032%Home Run (Deep LF); Mays Scores; Irvin Scores
47471311951-07-13NYGSTLRed Mungerahead 3-1b 311234820.12596%Home Run; Lockman Scores; Mays Scores; Thompson Scores
48481411951-07-16NYGPITMel Queenahead 2-0b 20---1820.07482%Home Run
49491521951-07-16NYGPITBill Werletied 6-6b 82---1820.31984%Home Run
50501611951-08-15NYGBRORalph Brancatied 1-1b 811--2820.32693%Home Run; Mays Scores
51511711951-08-21NYGCINFrank Smithtied 4-4b 8212-3820.37997%Home Run; Mays Scores; Thomson Scores
52521811951-08-26 (1)NYGCHCCal McLishahead 2-0b 211--2820.12187%Home Run; Mays Scores
53531921951-08-26 (1)NYGCHCMonk Dubieltied 4-4b 92---1820.465100%Walk-OffHome Run
54542011951-09-11 (1)NYG@STLKurt Kriegerahead 6-4t 921234820.065100%Home Run; Lockman Scores; Thomson Scores; Mays Scores
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5555111952-04-19NYG@BRORalph Brancabehind 4-11t 811--2820.0061%Home Run; Lockman Scores
5656211952-04-23NYGBSNGene Conleyahead 4-3b 411--2820.16786%Home Run; Dark Scores
5757311952-05-01NYG@PITJim Sucheckiahead 6-0t 3012-3820.02799%Home Run; Mueller Scores; Dark Scores
5858411952-05-05NYG@CHCPaul Minnerbehind 0-2t 521--2820.24445%Home Run; Dark Scores
5959511952-05-14NYGCINKen Raffensbergerahead 3-0b 20---1820.05689%Home Run (Deep LF)
6060611952-06-01 (1)NYG@STLBill Werlet 6012
6161711952-06-03NYG@CHCJoe Hattenahead 3-0t 40--32620.05093%Home Run; Dark Scores
6262811952-06-05NYG@CHCPaul Minnerbehind 0-1t 70---1620.20350%Home Run
6363911952-06-14NYGSTLCloyd Boyertied 3-3b 70---1820.21180%Home Run
64641011952-06-15 (1)NYGSTLJack Crimianahead 7-0b 3012-3820.011100%Home Run (LF-CF); Mueller Scores; Dark Scores
65651111952-06-15 (2)NYGSTLGerry Staleytied 0-0b 511-33820.22788%Home Run; Elliott Scores; Dark Scores
66661211952-06-16NYGSTLEddie Yuhasbehind 3-4b 62---1720.20152%Home Run
67671311952-07-05NYGPHIHowie Foxtied 1-1b 30---1820.12067%Home Run
68681411952-08-01NYGPITHarry Fisherahead 4-0b 20---1820.04093%Home Run
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6969111953-04-17 (1)NYGBROJohnny Podrestied 0-0b 22--32820.17271%Home Run (Fly Ball); Spencer Scores
7070211953-05-27NYG@BROBilly Loestied 2-2t 50---1820.13163%Home Run (Fly Ball)
7171311953-06-02NYGCINBud Podbielanbehind 0-1b 221--2820.19762%Home Run; Thomson Scores
7272411953-06-16 (1)NYG@CINBud Podbielantied 3-3t 40---1820.11962%Home Run
7373511953-06-26NYG@CHCTurk Lownahead 4-1t 60---1820.05791%Home Run
7474611953-07-18NYGCHCDutch Leonardahead 8-7b 80---1820.07493%Home Run
7575711953-07-22NYGSTLJoe Preskobehind 2-5b 50-2-2820.15443%Home Run; Spencer Scores
7676811953-08-13NYGBROBilly Loestied 0-0b 221--2820.18771%Home Run (Fly Ball); Spencer Scores
7777911953-08-22 (1)NYG@PHIKarl Drewsbehind 0-4t 30---1820.06421%Home Run
78781011953-08-29NYGMLNLew Burdettebehind 0-1b 22-2-2820.18762%Home Run; Rhodes Scores
79791111953-08-30 (1)NYGCHCTurk Lownahead 3-1b 701--2820.07097%Home Run; Spencer Scores
80801211953-09-04NYGBRORuss Meyerbehind 1-2b 42---1820.13051%Home Run (Line Drive)
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8181111954-05-02 (1)NYG@STLGerry Staleytied 4-4t 50---1820.13964%Home Run
8282211954-06-15NYGCINFrank Smithtied 1-1b 71---1820.21977%Home Run
8383311954-06-20NYGSTLVic Raschibehind 5-6b 61---1820.18654%Home Run
8484411954-06-26NYGCHCJohnny Klippsteinahead 2-1b 401234820.11995%Home Run; Mueller Scores; Mays Scores; Taylor Scores
8585511954-07-07NYG@BROClem Labineahead 7-2t 52---1820.03095%Home Run (LF-CF)
8686611954-07-09NYGPITPaul LaPalmeahead 3-2b 611--2820.16290%Home Run; Williams Scores
8787711954-07-15NYG@STLHarvey Haddixtied 0-0t 51-2-2820.21073%Home Run; Williams Scores
8888811954-07-30NYGCINFred Baczewskitied 0-0b 30---1820.11367%Home Run
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8989111955-05-28NYGBROBilly Loesbehind 1-4b 50---1820.09729%Home Run (Line Drive)
9090211955-07-16NYGMLNWarren Spahnahead 3-2b 711--2820.14694%Home Run; Thompson Scores
9191311955-07-17 (1)NYGMLNGene Conleytied 3-3b 621-33820.32290%Home Run; Mueller Scores; Harris Scores
9292411955-07-20NYGSTLTom Poholskybehind 0-8b 70---1720.0051%Home Run
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9393111956-07-08 (1)NYGPITJohnny O'Brienahead 6-1b 41---1820.02297%Home Run
9494221956-07-08 (1)NYGPITCholly Naranjoahead 10-1b 81---1820.000100%Home Run
9595311956-09-25NYGPITRon Klinetied 0-0b 211--2820.18874%Home Run; Spencer Scores
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9696111957-06-18NYG@MLNWarren Spahnbehind 1-4t 51---1820.07920%Home Run (Deep LF)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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