Wimpy Quinn

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Wimpy Quinn
Wellington Hunt Quinn
Bat/Throw: R/R
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 187
Born: 1918-5-14 at Birmingham, AL (US)
Died: 1954-9-1 at Santa Monica, CA (US)
Interred: Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, CA (US)
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Wimpy Quinn was a professional player and manager.



Career highlights


  • Resided in Topanga, California in 1949 and 1951.
  • Self-identified as being of Irish ancestry.
  • Listed hobbies included golf.

Pre-professional career

  • Played baseball and basketball at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, achieving all-city honors in both sports.
  • Earned a B.S. at University of Oregon, where he played on the Pacific Coast Conference champions in two seasons.

Notable achievements

  • Homered in his first professional at bat
  • Led the 1940 Western International League in RBI with 150.
  • Led the 1949 California League in hits with 196 and doubles with 39.
  • As of 1951, held the following California League records:
    • Most total bases, season (298 in 1949)
    • Most RBI, game (10 in 1949)
    • Most doubles, game (co-holder with 3)
    • Highest fielding percentage at first base (co-holder with .990 in 1949)

Honors and awards

  • Named first baseman on the second team of the California League All-Time All-Star Team circa 1950.

Outside of baseball

  • Served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 2 years.
  • Listed offseason occupation as "gentleman farmer."


  • 1949 California League Gold Book.
  • 1951 California League Gold Book (Third Edition).

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