Norm Wallen

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Norman Edward Wallen born Norman Edward Walentowski

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Wisconsin native Norm Wallen spent five years in professional baseball from 1939 to 1945. Norm had one short stay in the Major Leagues with the Boston Braves from April 20, to April 24, 1945. The infielder appeared in four games, picking up two hits in fifteen at-bats for a .133 average.

In his five season minor league career, Wallen had his best season in 1942 for the Wausau Timberjacks of the class C Northern League. Norm hit at a .304 clip with 12 home runs in 481 at-bats while appearing in 120 games. Wallen's five-season minor league statistics show that he hit for a .285 average in 448 games with 480 base-hits, that included 38 home runs in 1,684 at-bats.

On November 7, 1944, He was drafted by the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association from the Cleveland Indians in the 1944 Rule V Draft.

Wallen died on June 20 1994 in Milwaukee, WI and was buried under his birth name of Norman Walentowski at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee. He was 76 years of age.

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