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Sam West

Sam West
Born: (1904-10-05)October 5, 1904
Longview, Texas
Died: November 23, 1985(1985-11-23) (aged 81)
Lubbock, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 17, 1927, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1942, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .299
Home runs 75
Runs batted in 838
Career highlights and awards

Samuel Filmore West (October 5, 1904 – November 23, 1985) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams from 1927 to 1942. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 165 lb., West batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Longview, Texas.

West entered the majors in 1927 with the Washington Senators, playing six years for them before moving to the St. Louis Browns (1933–1938), again with Washington (1938–1941), and the Chicago White Sox (1942). His most productive season came in 1931 when he posted a career-high .333 batting average and reached career highs in slugging percentage (.481), hits (175), doubles (43), triples (13), and rbi (91). In 1933, he was selected to the first All-Star Game ever played, being selected again in 1934, 1935 and 1937.

During his career, West collected a .300 average during eight seasons; led AL outfielders in putouts twice, double plays three times, and assists once, and four times was considered in the AL Most Valuable Player vote. Although he played with Washington during ten seasons, he missed the American League pennant-winning team that lost the 1933 World Series to the New York Giants after being traded to the Browns in exchange for Goose Goslin.

In a sixteen-season career, West was a .299 hitter (1838-for-6148) with 75 home runs and 838 RBI in 1753 games, including 934 runs, 347 doubles, 101 triples, 53 stolen bases, a .371 on-base percentage, and a .425 slugging percentage. Following his playing career, West served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After discharge from the service, he spent three years as a coach with the Senators.

West died in Lubbock, Texas at age 81.

See also


  • Baseball Library
  • The Baseball Page
  • Baseball Reference
  • BR Bullpen
  • Browns All-Stars
  • Retrosheet
  • The Deadball Era
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