Bill Wakefield
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Bill Wakefield
Bill Wakefield
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 527 of 1043 players
William Sumner Wakefield
Born: May 24, 1941 at Kansas City, Mo.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 175


First Mets game: April 18, 1964
Last Mets game: October 4, 1964

Share your memories of Bill Wakefield


edwin alejandro
September 1, 2001
I was only 12 years old at the time but I really thought bill was going to be a good one in '64.

zay yar
June 17, 2002
I really enjoyed watching Bill play. His motion was extremely fluid and looked like poetry in motion. It was a great feeling. Now I've grown to love his son.

Rick Wakefield
October 4, 2002
I thought Bill was ahead of his time... and still is!

Joe Figliola
October 11, 2002
Hey, it isn't often that a guy has more major league baseball cards printed (2) than seasons played (1). That and the fact that he held the record for most games pitched for the Mets for so long is how I best remember Bill.

flushing flash
October 17, 2002
Record holder: most games pitched by a player in his only major league season.

April 18, 2003
I was living on Long Island at the time. Unfortunately I was only two years old and going through a lot of Freudian expeiences. I don't remember Bill but I know his daughter. She is very cute and witty.

May 28, 2004
I have been a Met's fan since 1963, and as a 10 year old I remember Bill Wakefield on the Mets. I wonder did he hurt his arm because just the 1 year and the playing days were over. Does anyone have a reason why he only pitched the 1 year?

Maxwell Kates
July 1, 2004
Here's a trivia question for you. What two future Mets worked as office boys for the Kansas City Athletics as high school students?

Bill Wakefiend and Ray Sadecki

Jamey Bumbalo
October 28, 2006
This guy was a mystery. He had one fine year (1964, 3.61 ERA, 64 games, once a Mets record), and then he was gone. What happened? His 1966 Topps card showed that he had an ERA in Buffalo over five in 1965.

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