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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Indians/Cardinals/Reds/Orioles/... 1947-1956

Final Game: May 12, 1956 (Age 35.186)
Relatives: Brother of Jim Westlake
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 16, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1181. Steve Evans… #1182. Jerry Grote… #1183. Jimmy Callahan… #1184. WALLY WESTLAKE… #1185. Ray Blades… #1186. Fernando Vina… #1187. Dave May… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1947 26 PIT NL 112 443 407 59 111 17 4 17 69 5 27 63 .273 .324 .459 .784 103 187 16 4 5 *O98/7
1948 27 PIT NL 132 479 428 78 122 10 6 17 65 2 46 40 .285 .360 .456 .815 117 195 10 4 1 *O89/7
1949 28 PIT NL 147 577 525 77 148 24 8 23 104 6 45 69 .282 .345 .490 .835 120 257 15 6 1 *O98
1950 29 PIT NL 139 532 477 69 136 15 6 24 95 1 48 78 .285 .359 .493 .852 119 235 15 7 2 *O89/7
1951 ★ 30 TOT NL 123 491 448 64 119 12 5 22 84 1 3 33 68 .266 .324 .462 .786 108 207 11 6 4 8579 AS
1951 30 PIT NL 50 192 181 28 51 4 0 16 45 0 1 9 26 .282 .323 .569 .892 133 103 4 2 0 5O7/8
1951 30 STL NL 73 299 267 36 68 8 5 6 39 1 2 24 42 .255 .325 .390 .715 91 104 7 4 4 O897
1952 31 TOT MLB 109 381 326 47 69 11 1 4 33 2 3 47 56 .212 .315 .288 .603 70 94 15 2 5 897
1952 31 TOT NL 80 301 257 36 53 7 0 3 24 1 3 39 40 .206 .315 .268 .584 64 69 13 2 2 89/7
1952 31 STL NL 21 84 74 7 16 3 0 0 10 1 1 8 11 .216 .293 .257 .549 53 19 3 0 1 8O
1952 31 CIN NL 59 217 183 29 37 4 0 3 14 0 2 31 29 .202 .324 .273 .597 68 50 10 2 1 O89/7
1952 31 CLE AL 29 80 69 11 16 4 1 1 9 1 0 8 16 .232 .312 .362 .674 93 25 2 0 3 O97/8
1953 32 CLE AL 82 259 218 42 72 7 1 9 46 2 0 35 29 .330 .427 .495 .923 152 108 6 2 4 O978
1954 33 CLE AL 85 274 240 36 63 9 2 11 42 0 1 26 37 .263 .337 .454 .791 114 109 8 2 4 2 798
1955 34 TOT AL 24 53 44 2 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 9 10 .182 .321 .227 .548 52 10 2 0 0 0 1 /798
1955 34 CLE AL 16 23 20 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 .250 .348 .300 .648 73 6 1 0 0 0 1 /78
1955 34 BAL AL 8 30 24 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 .125 .300 .167 .467 33 4 1 0 0 0 0 /97
1956 35 PHI NL 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -39 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Yrs 958 3494 3117 474 848 107 33 127 539 19 7 317 453 .272 .345 .450 .795 111 1402 98 33 26 2 1
162 Game Avg. 162 591 527 80 143 18 6 21 91 3 54 77 .272 .345 .450 .795 111 237 17 6 4
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
PIT (5 yrs) 580 2223 2018 311 568 70 24 97 378 14 1 175 276 .281 .346 .484 .830 117 977 60 23 9
CLE (4 yrs) 212 636 547 91 156 21 4 21 98 3 1 72 87 .285 .371 .453 .825 125 248 17 4 11 2 1
STL (2 yrs) 94 383 341 43 84 11 5 6 49 2 3 32 53 .246 .318 .361 .679 83 123 10 4 5
PHI (1 yr) 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -39 0 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 59 217 183 29 37 4 0 3 14 0 2 31 29 .202 .324 .273 .597 68 50 10 2 1
BAL (1 yr) 8 30 24 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 .125 .300 .167 .467 33 4 1 0 0 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 738 2828 2546 383 689 85 29 106 441 16 6 239 361 .271 .340 .452 .792 109 1150 80 29 15 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 220 666 571 91 159 22 4 21 98 3 1 78 92 .278 .368 .441 .809 121 252 18 4 11 2 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1947 26 PIT NL 112 443 -0 -0 0 0 -5 -5 -0.5 17 12 1.2 .495 .497 1.2 -0.4 12 *O98/7
1948 27 PIT NL 132 479 11 2 1 1 -3 11 1.1 19 30 3.1 .509 .507 3.0 -0.2 29 *O89/7
1949 28 PIT NL 147 577 13 -1 -0 2 -5 9 0.9 23 32 3.2 .506 .506 3.0 -0.3 30 *O98
1950 29 PIT NL 139 532 12 -0 -1 2 -2 11 0.9 20 31 3.0 .508 .507 2.9 -0.1 29 *O89/7
1951 ★ 30 PIT NL 50 192 7 -1 -0 1 -0 6 0.6 7 14 1.4 .513 .504 1.3 0.1 13 5O7/8 AS
1951 ★ 30 STL NL 73 299 -4 -0 -0 1 -2 -5 -0.6 11 6 0.6 .493 .497 0.6 -0.1 5 O897 AS
1952 31 STL NL 21 84 -4 0 0 4 -0 -0 -0.0 3 3 0.3 .499 .500 -0.2 0.4 -1 8O
1952 31 CIN NL 59 217 -7 0 -1 -2 -1 -10 -1.1 8 -2 -0.3 .481 .493 -0.0 -0.3 0 O89/7
1952 31 CLE AL 29 80 -1 1 -0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 1 0.0 .493 .499 0.0 -0.2 1 O97/8
1953 32 CLE AL 82 259 19 -0 0 1 -3 17 1.7 8 25 2.5 .521 .511 2.4 -0.3 24 O978
1954 33 CLE AL 85 274 3 0 -1 -1 -3 -3 -0.3 8 6 0.6 .497 .498 0.7 -0.5 7 798
1955 34 CLE AL 16 23 -1 0 -0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .496 .500 -0.1 0.1 -0 /78
1955 34 BAL AL 8 30 -2 0 -0 -3 -0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .431 .497 -0.2 -0.3 -2 /97
1956 35 PHI NL 5 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
10 Seasons 958 3494 44 1 -3 6 -26 23 1.9 129 152 15.1 .502 .503 14.7 -2.1 146
PIT (5 yrs) 580 2223 42 -1 -0 6 -15 33 3.1 86 119 11.9 .506 .504 11.5 -0.9 113
CLE (4 yrs) 212 636 20 1 -1 0 -8 12 1.2 19 31 3.2 .506 .503 3.1 -0.8 31
STL (2 yrs) 94 383 -8 -0 -0 5 -2 -5 -0.6 14 9 0.9 .494 .498 0.4 0.3 4
PHI (1 yr) 5 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .483 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1
CIN (1 yr) 59 217 -7 0 -1 -2 -1 -10 -1.1 8 -2 -0.3 .481 .493 -0.0 -0.3 0
BAL (1 yr) 8 30 -2 0 -0 -3 -0 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.5 .431 .497 -0.2 -0.3 -2

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1954 33 CLE AL WS NYG L 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1947 PIT NL 26 OF 109 104 102 250 239 8 3 0 .988 2.27 .977 2.42
1947 PIT NL 26 RF 95 91 89 201 194 5 2 0 .990 2.09 .978 2.10
1947 PIT NL 26 CF 13 13 13 44 41 2 1 0 .977 3.31 .977 2.76
1947 PIT NL 26 LF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.30
1948 PIT NL 27 OF 125 106 103 289 274 8 7 2 .976 2.26 .978 2.39
1948 PIT NL 27 CF 70 65 62 185 177 3 5 1 .973 2.57 .984 2.75
1948 PIT NL 27 RF 56 41 41 100 92 6 2 2 .980 1.75 .976 2.00
1948 PIT NL 27 LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1949 PIT NL 28 OF 143 132 128 337 319 12 6 4 .982 2.31 .977 2.48
1949 PIT NL 28 RF 92 82 79 193 183 8 2 2 .990 2.08 .977 2.06
1949 PIT NL 28 CF 52 50 49 135 127 4 4 2 .970 2.52 .978 2.84
1950 PIT NL 29 OF 123 118 110 1070.2 336 329 4 3 3 .991 2.80 2.71 .978 2.34 2.31
1950 PIT NL 29 CF 99 93 88 825.2 281 275 4 2 2 .993 3.04 2.82 .980 2.76 2.73
1950 PIT NL 29 RF 27 23 20 221.0 56 54 1 1 1 .982 2.24 2.04 .976 1.86 1.84
1950 PIT NL 29 LF 5 2 2 24.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 3.38 1.80 .977 2.29 2.28
1951 TOT NL 30 OF 79 78 73 692.2 183 171 9 3 2 .984 2.34 2.28 .981 2.42 2.41 AS
1951 TOT NL 30 CF 40 40 36 346.0 103 98 4 1 0 .990 2.65 2.55 .983 2.88 2.87 AS
1951 TOT NL 30 LF 22 19 18 167.2 36 32 3 1 2 .972 1.88 1.59 .977 2.32 2.31 AS
1951 PIT NL 30 3B 34 34 34 300.2 131 32 87 12 12 .908 3.56 3.50 .953 3.37 3.36 AS
1951 PIT NL 30 OF 11 11 10 87.2 19 17 2 0 1 1.000 1.95 1.73 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 PIT NL 30 LF 10 10 9 79.2 15 13 2 0 1 1.000 1.69 1.50 .977 2.32 2.31
1951 PIT NL 30 CF 1 1 1 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.38 3.00 .983 2.92 2.90
1951 STL NL 30 OF 68 67 63 605.0 164 154 7 3 1 .982 2.40 2.37 .981 2.42 2.41
1951 STL NL 30 CF 39 39 35 338.0 100 95 4 1 0 .990 2.64 2.54 .983 2.88 2.87
1951 STL NL 30 RF 20 19 19 179.0 37 35 1 1 0 .973 1.81 1.80 .981 2.03 2.03 AS
1951 STL NL 30 LF 12 9 9 88.0 21 19 1 1 1 .952 2.05 1.67 .977 2.32 2.31
1952 TOT MLB 31 OF 99 91 74 811.1 244 231 12 1 2 .996 2.70 2.45 .981 2.33 2.32
1952 TOT MLB 31 CF 67 64 63 574.1 175 167 7 1 0 .994 2.73 2.60 .983 2.75 2.73
1952 TOT MLB 31 RF 30 27 11 210.0 59 55 4 0 2 1.000 2.53 1.97 .977 1.96 1.95
1952 TOT MLB 31 LF 17 0 0 27.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 0.29 .980 2.20 2.19
1952 TOT NL 31 OF 71 71 66 634.0 196 187 8 1 0 .995 2.77 2.75 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 TOT NL 31 CF 63 62 61 549.1 170 162 7 1 0 .994 2.77 2.68 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 STL NL 31 CF 20 20 19 176.0 57 54 3 0 0 1.000 2.91 2.85 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 STL NL 31 OF 15 20 19 176.0 63 60 3 0 0 1.000 3.22 4.20 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 CIN NL 31 OF 56 51 47 458.0 133 127 5 1 0 .992 2.59 2.36 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 CIN NL 31 CF 43 42 42 373.1 113 108 4 1 0 .991 2.70 2.60 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 CIN NL 31 RF 10 9 5 77.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1.87 1.60 .980 2.07 2.05
1952 CIN NL 31 LF 5 0 0 7.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.87 1.00 .980 2.00 2.00
1952 CLE AL 31 OF 28 20 8 177.1 48 44 4 0 2 1.000 2.44 1.71 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 CLE AL 31 RF 20 18 6 133.0 43 39 4 0 2 1.000 2.91 2.15 .976 1.90 1.90
1952 CLE AL 31 LF 12 0 0 19.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.28 2.27
1952 CLE AL 31 CF 4 2 2 25.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 1.25 .984 2.92 2.90
1953 CLE AL 32 OF 72 57 38 527.0 136 128 3 5 2 .963 1 2 2.24 1.82 .981 2.43 2.41
1953 CLE AL 32 RF 37 34 23 288.0 75 72 2 1 2 .987 4 17 2.31 2.00 .984 2.09 2.08
1953 CLE AL 32 LF 35 13 10 153.0 41 39 0 2 0 .951 0 0 2.29 1.11 .973 2.22 2.21
1953 CLE AL 32 CF 13 10 5 86.0 20 18 0 2 0 .900 -3 -42 1.88 1.38 .984 2.96 2.95
1954 CLE AL 33 OF 70 60 52 567.0 137 131 1 5 0 .964 -1 -3 2.10 1.89 .979 2.39 2.37
1954 CLE AL 33 LF 50 44 39 405.0 94 91 0 3 0 .968 -2 -5 2.02 1.82 .977 2.26 2.24
1954 CLE AL 33 RF 14 14 11 121.0 28 26 1 1 0 .964 -0 -1 2.01 1.93 .975 2.05 2.03
1954 CLE AL 33 CF 10 2 2 41.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 1 18 3.07 1.40 .983 2.85 2.83
1955 TOT AL 34 OF 14 11 9 96.0 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -29 1.78 1.36 .982 2.40 2.39
1955 TOT AL 34 LF 6 4 3 37.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -32 2.19 1.50 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 CLE AL 34 OF 7 5 3 34.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 0 18 2.91 1.57 .982 2.41 2.39
1955 CLE AL 34 LF 4 3 2 21.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1 51 3.00 1.75 .980 2.27 2.25
1955 CLE AL 34 CF 2 2 1 13.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -37 2.77 2.00 .985 2.84 2.85
1955 BAL AL 34 OF 7 6 6 62.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -54 1.16 1.14 .982 2.40 2.39
1955 BAL AL 34 RF 5 5 5 46.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -23 1.17 1.20 .982 2.05 2.02
1955 BAL AL 34 LF 2 1 1 16.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -142 1.12 1.00 .980 2.25 2.25
9 Seasons OF 834 757 689 3764.2 1931 1840 58 33 15 .983 -2 -1 2.48 2.28 .979 2.37 2.39
9 Seasons RF 376 336 298 1065.0 755 717 28 10 9 .987 3 3 2.17 1.98 .978 2.00 2.04
9 Seasons CF 366 339 319 1886.0 962 921 24 17 5 .982 -3 -2 2.82 2.58 .981 2.79 2.78
8 Seasons LF 138 82 72 813.2 195 185 4 6 2 .969 -3 -4 2.08 1.37 .976 2.26 2.24
1 Season 3B 34 34 34 300.2 131 32 87 12 12 .908 3.56 3.50 .953 3.37 3.36
10 Seasons TOT 868 791 723 4065.1 2062 1872 145 45 27 .978 -2 -1 2.56 2.32 .977 2.45 2.43
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1949 NL  8 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1949 NL  23 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1949 NL  104 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1947 NL  63 (9th)
1949 NL  69 (4th)
1950 NL  78 (5th)
1951 NL  68 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1949 NL  55 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 NL  4 (8th)
1948 NL  4 (7th)
1949 NL  6 (4th)
1950 NL  7 (3rd)
1951 NL  6 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1947 NL  16 (6th)
1950 NL  15 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1947 NL  7.7 (9th)
1949 NL  9.5 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1947 NL  23.9 (9th)
1948 NL  25.2 (9th)
1949 NL  22.8 (7th)
1950 NL  19.9 (10th)
1951 NL  20.4 (10th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  2 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  5 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  1 (5th)
1949 NL  2 (4th)
1950 NL  2 (3rd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 NL  92 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 NL  183 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1949 NL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1948 NL  2 (3rd)
1949 NL  2 (5th)
1952 AL  2 (5th)
1953 AL  2 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1949 NL  4 (2nd)
1950 NL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 NL  3.04 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  2.82 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1953 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  2.09 (3rd)
1949 NL  2.08 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1950 NL  2.80 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1950 NL  2.71 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1947 NL  .988 (4th)
1950 NL  .991 (1st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1504), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1453), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1629), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (146th), 15.1 career WAR/15.6 7yr-peak WAR/15.3 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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