Nicknamed “Twig,” Terwilliger played for nine years in the major leagues, compiling a .240 career batting average along the way. Terwilliger broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1949 and was the team’s starting second baseman the following year. He enjoyed arguably his finest season at the plate that year, hitting .242 while setting career highs in home runs (10), runs scored (63) and stolen bases (13). Terwilliger left the Cubs the following year and joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, but stayed there for just 37 games. He spent two years with the Washington Senators, New York Giants and Kansas City A’s before retiring in 1960.
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Following his playing career Terwilliger coached in the big leagues for 30 years. He was twice part of a World Series winning team, in 1987 and 1991 with the Minnesota Twins.
Wayne Terwilliger – career stats