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Vic Wertz

Vic Wertz

Position(s):
OF, RF, 1B, LF
Born:
February 9, 1925
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'
Weight:
186 lbs
Major League Debut:
4-15-1947 with DET

Notable Achievements

  • 4-time AL All-Star (1949, 1951, 1952 & 1957)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 6 (1949-1952, 1956 & 1957)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1956)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 5 (1949, 1950, 1956, 1957 & 1960)

 

Transactions:

* Before 1942 Season: Signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent.
* August 14, 1952: Traded by the Detroit Tigers with Don Lenhardt, Dick Littlefield and Marlin Stuart to the St. Louis Browns for Bud Black, Jim    Delsing, Ned Garver and Dave Madison.
* June 1, 1954: Traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Cleveland Indians for Bob Chakales.
* December 2, 1958: Traded by the Cleveland Indians with Gary Geiger to the Boston Red Sox for Jim Piersall.
* September 8, 1961: Selected off waivers by the Detroit Tigers from the Boston Red Sox.
* May 5, 1963: Released by the Detroit Tigers.
* June 18, 1963: Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins.
* October 15, 1963: Released by the Minnesota Twins.

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

 
Tagged:
1954 World Series, Al Kaline, Al Rosen, All Star, Bill Glynn, Bobby Avila, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Dick Kokos, George Kell, Hal Newhouser, Harmon Killebrew, Jim Bunning, Johnny Groth, Larry Doby, Minnesota Twins, Norm Cash, Rocky Colavito, St. Louis Browns, Ted Williams, Vic Wertz, Winston-Salem State University
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