Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
Career Highlights: All-Star pitcher David Wells is one of only 23 pitchers in MLB history to have pitched a perfect game. As a New York Yankee, Wells shutout the Minnesota Twins 4-0 at Yankee Stadium on May 17, 1998. Nicknamed “Boomer” for his physique, Wells was 82 games over .500 for his career, a record superior to many of the finest pitchers in baseball history. His 239-157 career record, includes a 173-99 mark since 1995. Wells played for nine different teams during his 21-year career (Toronto, Detroit, Cincinnati, Baltimore, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, San Diego, Boston, Los Angeles Dodgers). He debuted for the Blue Jays in 1987 as a reliever and finally secured a job as a starter when he was 30 years old. A three-time All-Star, Wells won World Series titles with Toronto in 1992 and the Yankees in 1998. He was named the American League Championship Series MVP against the Cleveland Indians in 1998. Wells posted career bests of 20 wins in a season and 169 strikeouts with the Blue Jays in 2000.