Wes Covington Stats

Wes Covington was born on Sunday, March 27, 1932, in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Covington was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1956, with the Milwaukee Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Wes Covington baseball stats page.

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"What someone else says about me being a bad outfielder doesn't bother me. I've heard it all before. They don't pay outfielders for what they do with the glove." - Wes Covington in Crossing The Line: Black Major Leaguers, 1947-1959 (Larry Moffi, Bison Books, 12/01/2006, Page 146)

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Wes Covington Autograph on a 1960 Braves Tribute

Wes Covington Autograph on a 1960 Braves Tribute

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Birth Name:
John Wesley Covington
Nickname:
Wes
Born On:
03-27-1932  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Laurinburg, North Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-04-2011 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Hillside High School (Durham, NC)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
04-19-1956 (Age 24)
Last Game:
10-02-1966
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Wes Covington Pitching Stats

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Wes Covington Hitting Stats

1956 24 Braves 75 138 17 39 4 0 2 0 16 16 3 20 2 0 1 2 .283 .361 .355
1957 25 Braves 96 328 51 93 4 8 21 1 65 29 7 44 5 7 2 5 .284 .339 .537
1958 26 Braves 90 294 43 97 12 1 24 0 74 20 7 35 3 2 5 7 .330 .380 .622
1959 27 Braves 103 373 38 104 17 3 7 0 45 26 8 41 1 2 3 13 .279 .329 .397
1960 28 Braves 95 281 25 70 16 1 10 0 35 15 1 37 0 2 1 9 .249 .288 .420
1961 29 Braves 9 21 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 .190 .261 .238
1961 29 White Sox 22 59 5 17 1 0 4 1 15 4 1 5 2 0 0 2 .288 .333 .508
1961 29 Athletics 17 44 3 7 0 0 1 0 6 4 0 7 0 0 2 2 .159 .260 .227
1961 29 Phillies 57 165 23 50 9 0 7 0 26 15 1 17 0 3 0 4 .303 .355 .485
1962 30 Phillies 116 304 36 86 12 1 9 0 44 19 1 44 1 5 2 9 .283 .324 .418
1963 31 Phillies 119 353 46 107 24 1 17 0 64 26 7 56 2 0 2 8 .303 .354 .521
1964 32 Phillies 129 339 37 95 18 0 13 0 58 38 6 50 0 3 3 6 .280 .355 .448
1965 33 Phillies 101 235 27 58 10 1 15 0 45 26 8 47 0 2 1 5 .247 .322 .489
1966 34 Cubs 9 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091
1966 34 Dodgers 37 33 1 4 0 1 1 0 6 6 0 5 0 0 2 1 .121 .293 .273
11 Years 1,075 2,978 355 832 128 17 131 2 499 247 51 414 16 26 24 73 .279 .337 .466

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Wes Covington Fielding Stats

1956 Braves LF 34 32 714 48 1.4 47 45 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.78
1956 Braves RF 2 1 33 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1957 Braves LF 89 87 2,295 162 1.8 159 152 7 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 1.87
1958 Braves LF 82 82 1,833 123 1.5 117 114 3 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.72
1959 Braves LF 94 93 2,442 157 1.7 151 146 5 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.67
1960 Braves LF 72 71 1,683 111 1.5 107 105 2 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.72
1961 Braves LF 5 5 108 3 0.6 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.75
1961 White Sox LF 11 11 261 11 1.0 10 9 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.03
1961 White Sox RF 3 3 78 6 2.0 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.73
1961 Athletics LF 11 10 246 10 0.9 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.10
1961 Athletics RF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1961 Phillies LF 10 8 186 9 0.9 8 7 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.16
1961 Phillies RF 35 33 816 50 1.4 48 45 3 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.59
1962 Phillies LF 88 78 1,740 107 1.2 101 98 3 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.57
1963 Phillies LF 101 87 2,097 125 1.2 117 113 4 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .936 1.51
1964 Phillies CF 1 1 24 5 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.63
1964 Phillies LF 98 88 1,986 105 1.1 102 98 4 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.39
1964 Phillies RF 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1965 Phillies LF 64 60 1,389 91 1.4 88 86 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.71
1966 Cubs LF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1966 Dodgers LF 2 2 45 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.20
LF Totals 762 715 17,052 1,066 1.4 1,024 990 34 42 9 n/a n/a n/a .961 1.62
RF Totals 42 38 955 58 1.4 55 52 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .948 1.55
CF Totals 1 1 24 5 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.63
11 Years 805 754 18,031 1,129 1.4 1,084 1,047 37 45 10 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.62

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Wes Covington Miscellaneous Stats

1956 Braves 1 0 1.000 40 1 n/a 69.0 6.9 8.6 - - -
1957 Braves 4 1 .800 9 0 n/a 15.6 7.5 5.0 - - -
1958 Braves 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 12.3 8.4 4.0 - - -
1959 Braves 0 1 .000 10 0 n/a 53.3 9.1 8.3 - - -
1960 Braves 1 2 .333 24 0 n/a 28.1 7.6 8.0 - - -
1961 Braves 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 0.0 - - -
1961 White Sox 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 14.8 11.8 3.9 - - -
1961 Athletics 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 44.0 6.3 7.3 - - -
1961 Phillies 0 0 .000 15 0 n/a 23.6 9.7 6.3 - - -
1962 Phillies 0 0 .000 35 0 n/a 33.8 6.9 6.9 - - -
1963 Phillies 1 0 1.000 31 0 n/a 20.8 6.3 5.5 - - -
1964 Phillies 0 0 .000 40 0 n/a 26.1 6.8 5.8 - - -
1965 Phillies 0 0 .000 41 0 n/a 15.7 5.0 5.2 - - -
1966 Cubs 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 0.0 5.5 0.0 - - -
1966 Dodgers 0 0 .000 35 0 n/a 33.0 6.6 5.5 - - -
11 Years 7 4 .636 314 1 n/a 22.7 7.2 6.0 - - -

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Wes Covington Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1956 Milwaukee Braves 43 Undetermined - -
1957 Milwaukee Braves 43 Undetermined - Stats
1958 Milwaukee Braves 43 Undetermined - Stats
1959 Milwaukee Braves 43 Undetermined - -
1960 Milwaukee Braves 43 Undetermined - -
1961 Milwaukee Braves 43 Undetermined - -
1961 Chicago White Sox 26 Undetermined - -
1961 Kansas City Athletics 14 Undetermined - -
1961 Philadelphia Phillies 26 , 43 Undetermined - -
1962 Philadelphia Phillies 43 Undetermined - -
1963 Philadelphia Phillies 43 Undetermined - -
1964 Philadelphia Phillies 43 $30,000.00 - -
1965 Philadelphia Phillies 43 Undetermined - -
1966 Chicago Cubs 43 Undetermined - Stats
1966 Los Angeles Dodgers 25 Undetermined - Stats
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