Wilmer Fields - Played Baseball Throughout The Americas

Played Baseball Throughout The Americas

Returning from the War, he found 1946 his best year as a right-handed pitcher. He was part of eight championship teams and was selected as Most Valuable Player an unprecedented eight times in various baseball leagues. Fields, who also had been an outfielder and third baseman, accepted offers from teams in Latin America, the Toronto Maple Leafs of the AAA International League in 1952 and the competitive Intercounty Baseball League in southwestern Ontario, Canada (Brantford Red Sox in 1951).

As an outfielder for the Cervecería Caracas club in the Venezuelan Winter League, Fields helped his team to win the championship title in the 1951-52 season en route to the Caribbean World Series. He won the batting title with 74 hits in 207 at bats for a .357 BA; led the league in RBI (45), runs (48), hits and doubles (21), and was second in home runs (8). In the series, Fields won the home runs (2), RBI (7) and hits (9) titles, and finished second in BA (.333).

Fields was also named as part of the All-Time All-Star Team for the Indios de Mayagüez of the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League.

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