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.
Debut: April 15, 1947 (Age 26.158, 7,932nd 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
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
About biographical information
News -- October 2016
- 10-25 St. Louis Browns Fanclub: Longevity 'R' Us: 10 of Top 21 Living Players are Browns or O's: Four out of Five Doctor's Agree: Playing for a cellar-dwelling baseball team adds to your life expectancy. Of the current...
News -- July 2016
- 7-17 Press Room Pass: Baseball History: Johnny Hopp: Monday marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Johnny Hopp. The Nebraska native, who was a member of four teams that...
News -- January 2016
- 1-10 That Balls Outta Here: Phillies Brotherly Love: The Philadelphia Phillies have seen nine different brother combinations play for the team in their 133-season history. Of those...
News -- July 2015
- 7-22 Phillies Nation: Nola’s Start Stands Out Among Phils Debuts: Aaron Nola went six innings last night, striking out six while giving up just five hits and just one run, a solo homer to pitcher...
News -- June 2012
- 6-30 WasWatching: Players To Hit For The Cycle More Than Once (Since 1918): Welcome to the club, Aaron Hill: Rk Player #Matching Â 1 Bob Meusel 3 Ind. Games 2 Babe Herman 3 Ind. Games 3 Brad Wilkerson...
News -- April 2012
- 4-4 High Heat Stats: Ray Narleski, 1928-2012: Ray Narleski, a standout reliever for Cleveland in the 1950s, died last week at the age of 83. Here’s the obituary that...
News -- December 2011
- 12-13 B-R Blog: B-R: HoF Candidate â€“ Jeromy Burnitz: Jeromy Burnitz Jeromy Neal Burnitz Position: Rightfielder Bats: Left, Throws: Right Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb. Born: April...
- 12-13 B-R Blog: B-R: HoF Candidate â€“ Brian Jordan: Brian Jordan Brian O'Neal Jordan Position: Outfielder Bats: Right, Throws: Right Height: 6' 1", Weight: 205 lb. Born: March 29,...
News -- December 2010
- 12-16 YankeeAnalysts.com: Are these guys worth the money?: Larry can confirm that the contracts going around this offseason have blown my mind. Say what you will about the deals Alex Rodriguez...
News -- January 2011
- 1-25 B-R Blog: 3+ Games With 2B/3B/HR Since 1920: Conventional wisdom suggests that the single is the easiest part of hitting for the cycle. So, what about the "hard" part? Since...
News -- December 2010
- 12-12 B-R Blog: Short Term Sluggers: Who in baseball history played 1,000 games or less in their career but showed power when they played? To answer this question,...