Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Jim Wexler

Jim Wexler

Sport: Baseball
Category: Athlete
Primary Team: New York Yankees
Year Inducted: 1999

Wexler played three seasons of pro baseball for the Yankees and Dodgers. He was All-Met for Western High School in basketball and baseball from 1951-53. He set all-time area scoring records in 1953, records later broken by Elgin Baylor. Wexler was the only athlete to ever receive the “Outstanding Player” trophy in both the All-High All-Prep basketball and baseball games. He was elected to the High School Jocks Hall of Fame and also played in the first integrated basketball game in 1954 which featured he and Elgin Baylor in a head to head duel. In 1961 he was the head baseball coach at American University.

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