Friday, July 18, 2014

1951 Topps #A-14: Wayne Terwilliger, Chicago Cubs, 2B

Wayne Terwilliger played for 5 different teams during 9 seasons between 1949-1960.  This 1951 Topps card would represent his final year with the Chicago Cubs, as he would be traded along with 3 other teammates to the Brooklyn Dodgers for 4 players before mid-season.  Andy Pafko, Johnny Schmitz, and Rube Walker went to Brooklyn with Terwilliger; Bruce Edwards, Joe Hatten, Gene Hermanski, and Eddie Miksis went to Chicago.  Terwilliger played mostly at 2nd Base throughout his career, which also included time with the Washington National/Senators, New York Giants, and Kansas City Athletics.  He continued playing in the minors through 1968 and managing in the minors through 1980.  Terwilliger was a major leage coach on the Washington Senators staff under Ted Williams during their final seasons in D.C. and continued coaching on various major league staffs through the early '90s.  He was a base coach for the Minnesota Twins during their championship season in 1987.  Terwilliger began managing independent league teams during the mid '90s through 2005.    



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