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Westrum dies after battle with cancer

Updated: May 29, 2002, 2:41 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEARBROOK, Minn. -- Wes Westrum, a two-time All-Star catcher and former manager of the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 79.

Westrum died at a care facility where he had been living for the last few months, said Kelly Cease Bowman of Cease Funeral Home in Bagley, Minn.

Westrum signed with the New York Giants in September 1947, and set an International League record by hitting five grand slams during the 1949 season. He ...

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