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Whitey Wietelmann

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Whitey Wietelmann
Infielder
Born: (1919-03-15)March 15, 1919
Zanesville, Ohio
Died: March 26, 2002(2002-03-26) (aged 83)
San Diego, California
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 6, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Boston Bees
Last MLB appearance
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Career statistics
Batting average .232
Home runs 7
Runs batted in 122
Teams

William Frederick "Whitey" Wietelmann (March 15, 1919 – March 26, 2002) was an American professional baseball player who played infielder in the Major Leagues from

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That playing career stretched from 1937–1956. He broke in with the Braves in September 1939 when they were still nicknamed the "Bees," a temporary name change for the franchise begun in 1936 and abandoned after the 1940 season. He was the Braves' regular shortstop during the wartime

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After one season with Pittsburgh, Wietelmann was sent to the minor leagues. During his nine-season big league career, he collected 409 hits in 580 games played, with 55 doubles, six triples and seven home runs.

He was also an MLB coach for the Cincinnati Reds (1966–1967) and San Diego Padres (1969–1979) for 13 seasons, after ten seasons as a minor league coach in the Pacific Coast League, including nine years of service with the PCL Padres. He died in San Diego, California, at age 83.

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