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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, 8,018th in MLB history)   vs. CHC 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Team: Giants 1947-1957

Last 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: 98 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 8 tying, 32 go ahead, 7 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
NYG98
 
vs RHP66
vs LHP32
 
Home59
Away39
 
Leverage
High Lev21
Medium Lev37
Low Lev33
7 Opps
CHC23
PIT16
STL16
CIN15
BRO12
BSN/MLN11
PHI5
64 Pitchers
Ken Raffensberger5
Paul Minner4
Warren Spahn4
Harry Brecheen3
Mel Queen3
Herm Wehmeier3
Turk Lown3
Billy Loes3
Ralph Branca3
Howie Fox2
Monk Dubiel2
Frank Smith2
Hank Borowy2
Doyle Lade2
Gerry Staley2
Johnny Schmitz2
Bud Podbielan2
Bill Werle2
Gene Conley2
Cliff Chambers2
9 Parks
Polo Grounds59
Forbes Fld9
Wrigley Fld9
Crosley Fld6
Ebbets Fld5
Sprtsmn3/Busch5
Shibe Pk2
Braves Fld2
County Stad1
Where Hit
759
Unk27
786
95
81
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms79
2·HR gms8
3·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
8th53
4th13
7th10
5th10
Unk7
6th5
Outs
036
132
224
Unk6
 
DefPos
C98
Bases
---52
1--19
12-7
-2-6
1234
--34
1-34
-232
 
174 RBI
RISP27
0 on47
1 on31
2 on15
3 on5
Any on51
Inning
15
214
313
418
513
612
79
89
95
 
1-332
4-643
7-end23
RelScore
+4..10
+35
+211
+112
Tied27
-112
-24
-33
-4..7
Unk7
 
Ahead38
Tied27
Behind26
Unk7
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1948-06-07 NYG @ PIT Elmer Singleton ahead 7-5 t 9 2 --3 2 8 2 0.060 98% Home Run; Gordon Scores
2 2 2 1 1948-08-24 NYG @ CHC Cliff Chambers ahead 3-1 t 3 1 1-- 2 7 2 0.137 86% Home Run (LF-CF); Marshall Scores
3 3 3 1 1948-08-29 (1) NYG @ CIN Herm Wehmeier t 2 --- 1 2
4 4 4 2 1948-08-29 (2) NYG @ CIN Herm Wehmeier ahead 1-0 t 2 1 --- 1 7 2 0.101 69% Home Run
5 5 5 1 1948-09-03 (2) NYG @ BRO Carl Erskine tied 0-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.194 67% Home Run; Mueller Scores
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1949-07-24 (2) NYG CHC Doyle Lade behind 0-2 b 3 1 --- 1 8 2 0.109 41% Home Run
7 7 2 1 1949-07-27 NYG @ PIT Bob Chesnes tied 2-2 t 7 0 12- 3 8 2 0.248 89% Home Run; Gordon Scores; Rigney Scores
8 8 3 1 1949-08-24 NYG CHC Dewey Adkins ahead 1-0 b 4 0 --3 2 8 2 0.086 86% Home Run; Rigney Scores
9 9 4 2 1949-08-24 NYG CHC Bob Chipman ahead 4-3 b 8 2 --- 1 8 2 0.085 93% Home Run
10 10 5 1 1949-09-06 (2) NYG PHI Hank Borowy b 6 --- 3 2
11 11 6 2 1949-09-06 (2) NYG PHI Hank Borowy tied 1-1 b 6 1 12- 3 7 2 0.277 90% Home Run; Marshall Scores; Thomson Scores
12 12 7 1 1949-09-16 NYG @ CHC Doyle Lade behind 2-3 t 6 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.331 62% Home Run; Rigney Scores
13 13 8 1 1949-09-18 (1) NYG @ PIT Vic Lombardi ahead 5-0 t 3 2 1-3 3 8 2 0.068 97% Home Run; Thomson Scores; Rigney Scores
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1950-05-25 NYG STL Howie Pollet behind 1-5 b 6 0 -23 3 5 2 0.169 40% Home Run; Thomson Scores; Irvin Scores
15 15 2 1 1950-06-06 NYG @ PIT Mel Queen tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 7 2 0.104 56% Home Run
16 16 3 1 1950-06-09 NYG @ CHC Johnny Schmitz behind 0-1 t 6 2 --- 1 5 2 0.163 44% Home Run
17 17 4 2 1950-06-09 NYG @ CHC Frank Hiller ahead 7-3 t 9 2 -2- 2 5 2 0.013 100% Home Run; Mueller Scores
18 18 5 1 1950-06-17 NYG CHC Frank Hiller behind 4-8 b 7 0 --- 1 4 2 0.058 13% Home Run
19 19 6 1 1950-06-18 (1) NYG CHC Johnny Vander Meer ahead 2-0 b 1 0 1-- 2 4 2 0.105 86% Home Run; Irvin Scores
20 20 7 1 1950-06-18 (2) NYG CHC Johnny Schmitz ahead 3-0 b 1 1 -2- 2 6 2 0.084 90% Home Run; Thompson Scores
21 21 8 1 1950-06-20 NYG STL Harry Brecheen tied 2-2 b 8 0 --- 1 4 2 0.255 86% Home Run
22 22 9 1 1950-06-24 NYG CIN Ken Raffensberger tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 2 0.103 65% Home Run
23 23 10 2 1950-06-24 NYG CIN Ken Raffensberger ahead 4-0 b 3 1 --- 1 4 2 0.041 92% Home Run
24 24 11 3 1950-06-24 NYG CIN Johnny Hetki ahead 10-0 b 7 1 1-- 2 4 2 0.000 100% Home Run; Irvin Scores
25 25 12 1 1950-07-14 NYG @ PIT Cliff Chambers ahead 1-0 t 1 1 1-3 3 5 2 0.159 81% Home Run; Irvin Scores; Thomson Scores
26 26 13 1 1950-07-16 (1) NYG @ CIN Ken Raffensberger ahead 2-1 t 3 2 --- 1 5 2 0.106 68% Home Run (Deep LF)
27 27 14 1 1950-07-16 (2) NYG @ CIN Howie Fox t 5 --- 3 2
28 28 15 1 1950-07-17 NYG @ CIN Herm Wehmeier tied 1-1 t 4 1 --- 1 6 2 0.126 60% Home Run (LF-CF)
29 29 16 1 1950-07-23 (1) NYG @ CHC Paul Minner ahead 2-1 t 5 0 --- 1 4 2 0.113 75% Home Run
30 30 17 1 1950-08-02 (1) NYG CHC Monk Dubiel tied 0-0 b 1 1 123 4 5 2 0.208 85% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to CF; Stanky Scores; Lockman Scores; Thompson Scores
31 31 18 1 1950-08-07 NYG @ BSN Bob Hall ahead 5-3 t 8 1 1-- 2 5 2 0.094 96% Home Run (LF-CF); Thompson Scores
32 32 19 1 1950-08-08 NYG @ BSN Warren Spahn behind 0-1 t 6 2 -2- 2 4 2 0.313 62% Home Run (LF-CF); Lockman Scores
33 33 20 1 1950-09-06 NYG BSN Johnny Sain ahead 2-0 b 4 2 --- 1 7 2 0.083 84% Home Run
34 34 21 1 1950-09-07 NYG BSN Vern Bickford tied 0-0 b 4 0 -23 3 7 2 0.136 86% Home Run; Irvin Scores; Dark Scores/unER
35 35 22 1 1950-09-10 NYG BRO Don Newcombe ahead 4-2 b 4 0 --- 1 6 2 0.074 86% Home Run
36 36 23 1 1950-09-26 NYG @ BRO Ralph Branca behind 0-5 t 3 1 --- 1 8 2 0.044 13% Home Run
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
37 37 1 1 1951-04-21 NYG BRO Chris Van Cuyk behind 1-2 b 4 0 1-- 2 7 2 0.213 69% Home Run; Hartung Scores
38 38 2 1 1951-05-20 NYG @ STL Harry Brecheen tied 0-0 t 1 1 12- 3 4 2 0.217 75% Home Run; Stanky Scores/unER; Dark Scores/unER; Westrum Scores/unER
39 39 3 1 1951-05-25 NYG @ PHI Bubba Church behind 1-3 t 4 1 --- 1 5 2 0.106 34% Home Run
40 40 4 1 1951-05-30 (1) NYG BSN Max Surkont ahead 1-0 b 4 1 1-- 2 5 2 0.164 85% Home Run; Mays Scores
41 41 5 1 1951-06-03 (2) NYG STL Harry Brecheen behind 0-1 b 4 1 --- 1 4 2 0.138 53% Home Run
42 42 6 1 1951-06-07 NYG CIN Ken Raffensberger behind 0-2 b 4 0 --- 1 4 2 0.119 43% Home Run
43 43 7 1 1951-06-09 NYG CHC Paul Minner ahead 4-1 b 5 1 --- 1 4 2 0.050 93% Home Run
44 44 8 1 1951-06-10 (1) NYG CHC Turk Lown behind 0-1 b 4 0 --- 1 4 2 0.134 56% Home Run
45 45 9 1 1951-06-15 NYG @ PIT Bob Friend t 5 --- 4 2
46 46 10 2 1951-06-15 NYG @ PIT Junior Walsh t 9 --- 2 2
47 47 11 1 1951-06-17 (2) NYG @ PIT Mel Queen t 4 --- 2 2
48 48 12 1 1951-07-06 NYG BSN Warren Spahn behind 2-7 b 3 0 12- 3 5 2 0.150 32% Home Run (Deep LF); Mays Scores; Irvin Scores
49 49 13 1 1951-07-13 NYG STL Red Munger ahead 3-1 b 3 1 123 4 8 2 0.125 96% Home Run; Lockman Scores; Mays Scores; Thompson Scores
50 50 14 1 1951-07-16 NYG PIT Mel Queen ahead 2-0 b 2 0 --- 1 8 2 0.074 82% Home Run
51 51 15 2 1951-07-16 NYG PIT Bill Werle tied 6-6 b 8 2 --- 1 8 2 0.319 84% Home Run
52 52 16 1 1951-08-15 NYG BRO Ralph Branca tied 1-1 b 8 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.326 93% Home Run; Mays Scores
53 53 17 1 1951-08-21 NYG CIN Frank Smith tied 4-4 b 8 2 12- 3 8 2 0.379 97% Home Run; Mays Scores; Thomson Scores
54 54 18 1 1951-08-26 (1) NYG CHC Cal McLish ahead 2-0 b 2 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.121 87% Home Run; Mays Scores
55 55 19 2 1951-08-26 (1) NYG CHC Monk Dubiel tied 4-4 b 9 2 --- 1 8 2 0.465 100% Walk-Off Home Run
56 56 20 1 1951-09-11 (1) NYG @ STL Kurt Krieger ahead 6-4 t 9 2 123 4 8 2 0.065 100% Home Run; Lockman Scores; Thomson Scores; Mays Scores
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
57 57 1 1 1952-04-19 NYG @ BRO Ralph Branca behind 4-11 t 8 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.006 1% Home Run; Lockman Scores
58 58 2 1 1952-04-23 NYG BSN Gene Conley ahead 4-3 b 4 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.167 86% Home Run; Dark Scores
59 59 3 1 1952-05-01 NYG @ PIT Jim Suchecki ahead 6-0 t 3 0 12- 3 8 2 0.027 99% Home Run; Mueller Scores; Dark Scores
60 60 4 1 1952-05-05 NYG @ CHC Paul Minner behind 0-2 t 5 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.244 45% Home Run; Dark Scores
61 61 5 1 1952-05-14 NYG CIN Ken Raffensberger ahead 3-0 b 2 0 --- 1 8 2 0.056 89% Home Run (Deep LF)
62 62 6 1 1952-06-01 (1) NYG @ STL Bill Werle t 6 0 --- 1 2
63 63 7 1 1952-06-03 NYG @ CHC Joe Hatten ahead 3-0 t 4 0 --3 2 6 2 0.050 93% Home Run; Dark Scores
64 64 8 1 1952-06-05 NYG @ CHC Paul Minner behind 0-1 t 7 0 --- 1 6 2 0.203 50% Home Run
65 65 9 1 1952-06-14 NYG STL Cloyd Boyer tied 3-3 b 7 0 --- 1 8 2 0.211 80% Home Run
66 66 10 1 1952-06-15 (1) NYG STL Jack Crimian ahead 7-0 b 3 0 12- 3 8 2 0.011 100% Home Run (LF-CF); Mueller Scores; Dark Scores
67 67 11 1 1952-06-15 (2) NYG STL Gerry Staley tied 0-0 b 5 1 1-3 3 8 2 0.227 88% Home Run; Elliott Scores; Dark Scores
68 68 12 1 1952-06-16 NYG STL Eddie Yuhas behind 3-4 b 6 2 --- 1 7 2 0.201 52% Home Run
69 69 13 1 1952-07-05 NYG PHI Howie Fox tied 1-1 b 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.120 67% Home Run
70 70 14 1 1952-08-01 NYG PIT Harry Fisher ahead 4-0 b 2 0 --- 1 8 2 0.040 93% Home Run
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
71 71 1 1 1953-04-17 (1) NYG BRO Johnny Podres tied 0-0 b 2 2 --3 2 8 2 0.172 71% Home Run (Fly Ball); Spencer Scores
72 72 2 1 1953-05-27 NYG @ BRO Billy Loes tied 2-2 t 5 0 --- 1 8 2 0.131 63% Home Run (Fly Ball)
73 73 3 1 1953-06-02 NYG CIN Bud Podbielan behind 0-1 b 2 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.197 62% Home Run; Thomson Scores
74 74 4 1 1953-06-16 (1) NYG @ CIN Bud Podbielan tied 3-3 t 4 0 --- 1 8 2 0.119 62% Home Run
75 75 5 1 1953-06-26 NYG @ CHC Turk Lown ahead 4-1 t 6 0 --- 1 8 2 0.057 91% Home Run
76 76 6 1 1953-07-18 NYG CHC Dutch Leonard ahead 8-7 b 8 0 --- 1 8 2 0.074 93% Home Run
77 77 7 1 1953-07-22 NYG STL Joe Presko behind 2-5 b 5 0 -2- 2 8 2 0.154 43% Home Run; Spencer Scores
78 78 8 1 1953-08-13 NYG BRO Billy Loes tied 0-0 b 2 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.187 71% Home Run (Fly Ball); Spencer Scores
79 79 9 1 1953-08-22 (1) NYG @ PHI Karl Drews behind 0-4 t 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.064 21% Home Run
80 80 10 1 1953-08-29 NYG MLN Lew Burdette behind 0-1 b 2 2 -2- 2 8 2 0.187 62% Home Run; Rhodes Scores
81 81 11 1 1953-08-30 (1) NYG CHC Turk Lown ahead 3-1 b 7 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.070 97% Home Run; Spencer Scores
82 82 12 1 1953-09-04 NYG BRO Russ Meyer behind 1-2 b 4 2 --- 1 8 2 0.130 51% Home Run (Line Drive)
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
83 83 1 1 1954-05-02 (1) NYG @ STL Gerry Staley tied 4-4 t 5 0 --- 1 8 2 0.139 64% Home Run
84 84 2 1 1954-06-15 NYG CIN Frank Smith tied 1-1 b 7 1 --- 1 8 2 0.219 77% Home Run
85 85 3 1 1954-06-20 NYG STL Vic Raschi behind 5-6 b 6 1 --- 1 8 2 0.186 54% Home Run
86 86 4 1 1954-06-26 NYG CHC Johnny Klippstein ahead 2-1 b 4 0 123 4 8 2 0.119 95% Home Run; Mueller Scores; Mays Scores; Taylor Scores
87 87 5 1 1954-07-07 NYG @ BRO Clem Labine ahead 7-2 t 5 2 --- 1 8 2 0.030 95% Home Run (LF-CF)
88 88 6 1 1954-07-09 NYG PIT Paul LaPalme ahead 3-2 b 6 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.162 90% Home Run; Williams Scores
89 89 7 1 1954-07-15 NYG @ STL Harvey Haddix tied 0-0 t 5 1 -2- 2 8 2 0.210 73% Home Run; Williams Scores
90 90 8 1 1954-07-30 NYG CIN Fred Baczewski tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.113 67% Home Run
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
91 91 1 1 1955-05-28 NYG BRO Billy Loes behind 1-4 b 5 0 --- 1 8 2 0.097 29% Home Run (Line Drive)
92 92 2 1 1955-07-16 NYG MLN Warren Spahn ahead 3-2 b 7 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.146 94% Home Run; Thompson Scores
93 93 3 1 1955-07-17 (1) NYG MLN Gene Conley tied 3-3 b 6 2 1-3 3 8 2 0.322 90% Home Run; Mueller Scores; Harris Scores
94 94 4 1 1955-07-20 NYG STL Tom Poholsky behind 0-8 b 7 0 --- 1 7 2 0.005 1% Home Run
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
95 95 1 1 1956-07-08 (1) NYG PIT Johnny O'Brien ahead 6-1 b 4 1 --- 1 8 2 0.022 97% Home Run
96 96 2 2 1956-07-08 (1) NYG PIT Cholly Naranjo ahead 10-1 b 8 1 --- 1 8 2 0.000 100% Home Run
97 97 3 1 1956-09-25 NYG PIT Ron Kline tied 0-0 b 2 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.188 74% Home Run; Spencer Scores
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
98 98 1 1 1957-06-18 NYG @ MLN Warren Spahn behind 1-4 t 5 1 --- 1 8 2 0.079 20% Home Run (Deep LF)

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