Chamberlain's Moments in the Sun​

Wesley Polk "Wes" Chamberlain (born April 13, 1966) played six seasons in the early-to-mid 1990's for the Philadelphia Phillies and theBoston Red Sox. A power-hitting outfielder, he finished fourth in the 1990 Rookie of the Year voting.The Red Sox traded Paul Quantrill and Billy Hatcher to acquire Chamberlain in 1994. He started 42 games for the Red Sox in right field and at designated hitter through the rest of the strike-shortened season. 


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Wes Chamberlain

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Transactions​

Overall Career

  • June 4, 1984: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 5th round of the 1984 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • June 2, 1987: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 4th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1987.   
  • August 30, 1990: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with Tony Longmire (PTBNL) and Julio Peguero to the Philadelphia Phillies for Carmelo Martinez.   
  • May 31, 1994: Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with Mike Sullivan to the Boston Red Sox for Paul Quantrill and Billy Hatcher. 
  • August 14, 1995: Traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Kansas City Royals for Chris James.   
  • March 10, 1996: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.   
  • January 30, 1997: Signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.   
  • April 30, 1997: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with Ramon Espinozo (minors) to the New York Mets for Erick Ojeda (minors) and John Carter (minors).   
  • February 6, 1999: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Trivia​

Chamberlain hit a grand slam in an 8-7 loss to Toronto in 1994, but perhaps his greatest moment in Boston was during the 1995 season, his last in major league baseball when, on May 9, pinch hitting for Luis Alicea, he hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against Armando Benitez of the Baltimore Orioles.


Former Major Leaguer Wes Chamberlain

Following his major-league career, Chamberlain played several seasons for the Winnipeg Gold eyes and Gary Rail cats of the independent Northern League. He made the league's all-star team twice, once in the outfield again at first base.