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Victor Woodrow Wertz (born February 9, 1925 York, PA - died July 7, 1983 Detroit, MI) was a utility player who had a seventeen year career from 1947 to 1963. He played for the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins all of the American League. He played first base and outfield. February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. ...



He was elected to the American League All-Star team four times (1949, 1951, 1952 and 1957). All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ...


Vic Wertz hit the long fly ball that Willie Mays caught in the 1954 World Series. Still the most famous play in baseball.


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Victor Woodrow Wertz (February 9, 1925 – July 7, 1983) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder.
He missed part of the 1955 season when stricken with a nonparalytic form of polio but returned in 1956.
In one of the most famous plays in baseball history, Vic Wertz hit the long fly ball that Willie Mays caught in the 1954 World Series (see The Catch).
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