Wally Westlake - 1952 Topps

Waldon Thomas “Wally” Westlake (November 8, 1920 - September 5, 2019) spent 10 years as a utility outfielder and third baseman in the 1940s and 1950s, taking the field for six different teams during his career. The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Westlake as an amateur free agent in 1940, but he would spend four seasons in the minor leagues and three more years in the armed services during World War before finally making it to the big leagues as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates (1947-1951). Westlake spent more seasons with the Pirates than any other team, collecting 568 hits, 311 runs, and 371 RBI, while batting .281. He also made his lone All-Star Game appearance (1951) with the squad before being sent to the St. Louis Cardinals (1951-1952), hitting .246 there before again finding himself on the move, this time going to the Cincinnati Reds (1952) for 59 games, before signing with the Cleveland Indians (1952-1955). While with Cleveland, Westlake had a career .330 batting average in 82 games in 1953. Wally’s career ended with an eight-game stint with the Baltimore Orioles (1955) and five games with the Philadelphia Phillies (1956). He retired as a lifetime .272 hitter, with 539 RBI, 848 hits, and 474 runs.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
3 NM-MT 8 (46)

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10/27/2012 $1,315 9 80277 Heritage Auctions 2012 October 25 - 27 Vintage Sports Collectibles... Oct 27, 2012 Auction 20014502
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