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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsWes WestrumWesley Noreen WestrumBorn: Nov. 28, 1922 in Clearbrook, Minn.Died: May 28, 2002 in Clearbrook, Minn.Debut: 1947 | Pos: CH: 5’11” | W: 185 | B: R | T: RYrGABRHHRRBISBBA1191923223025039631510.217>> Visit theWes Westrum biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Wes Westrum was a two-timeAll-Star as a catcher and a former manager of the New York Mets and SanFrancisco Giants. He joined the New York Giantsin September 1947 and high five grand slames in 1949 to set an InternationalLeague record.  In the majors, he was theGiants’ catcher in the 1951 and 1954 World Series and made the All-Stargame in 1952 and 1953. In his career, he hit .217 in 11 seasons. His best season came in 1951 when he hit .236 with 23 home runs and 71 RBIfor the Giants. In 1952, he hit .219 with 20 HRs and 70 RBI. One of his best single games came on June 24, 1950 when he hit 3 home runs and a triple to help lead the Giants over the Reds, 12-2. He remained with the Giantswhen the team moved from New York to San Francisco and served as a coachfrom 1958 to 1963. In 1964, he returned to New York to join the staff ofthe Mets. When manager Casey Stengel broke his hip in 1965, Westrum replacedhim for the remainder of the season. He managed the Mets for the next twoyears and finished with a combined record of 142-237. In September 1967,he stepped down from the Mets and was replaced the next season by Gil Hodges. In 1974, he became the manager of the Giants and finished 118-129 in two seasons. His career managerial record is 260-366. Following his term with the Giants, he became a scout for the Atlanta Braves until he retired in 1992. He died  in 2002 at the age of 79. Source: Associated Press