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Max West

Inducted as a player in 2003

Position: Outfielder
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Born: November 28, 1916 in Dexter, MO
Died: December 31, 2003 in Sierra Madres, CA

Teams (Years Played)

  • Sacramento Senators (1935)
  • Mission Reds (1936-37)
  • San Diego Padres (1947; 1949-50)
  • Los Angeles Angels (1951-54)

Notes: Led the PCL in home runs in three different seasons (1947, 1949 and 1952)...In 1949, West led the league in games played, runs scored, runs batted in and walks in addition to home runs...His 201 walks in 1949 are an all-time record for most base on balls in a single season (no records of walks available prior to 1940)...Played in 824 Major League games between 1938 and 1948...Was named a National League All-Star in 1940.

PCL Career Statistics

Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG
1935 Sacramento OF 105 319 34 85 11 5 5 54     0 .266
1936 Mission OF 158 579 79 178 22 11 1 91     5 .307
1937 Mission OF/1B 151 555 84 183 33 12 16 95     10 .330
1947 San Diego OF/1B 167 562 103 172 26 6 43 124 86 120 6 .306
1949 San Diego OF/1B 189 619 166 180 41 2 48 166 109 201 4 .291
1950 San Diego OF/1B 162 520 92 148 30 1 30 109 90 98 1 .285
1951 Los Angeles OF 138 472 107 133 21 4 35 110 61 95 2 .282
1952 Los Angeles OF/1B 149 497 76 130 21 1 35 91 44 101 2 .262
1953 Los Angeles OF 38 54 8 13 0 0 5 15 10 13 0 .241
1954 Los Angeles OF/1B 89 169 25 44 4 0 12 37 33 37 1 .260
Totals (10 seasons) 1,346 4,346 774 1,266 209 42 230 892 433 665 31 .291