John Wyatt (baseball)

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John Wyatt
Pitcher
Born: (1935-04-19)April 19, 1935
Chicago, Illinois
Died: April 6, 1998(1998-04-06) (aged 62)
Omaha, Nebraska
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1961 for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
May 1, 1969 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Win–loss record 42-44
Earned run average 3.47
Saves 103
Strikeouts 540
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All star in 1964
  • AL leader in 1964 with 81 pitching appearances

John Thomas Wyatt (April 19, 1935 – April 6, 1998) was a professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of nine seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily as a relief pitcher. From 1961 through 1969, he played for the Kansas City Athletics (1961–66), Boston Red Sox (1966–68), New York Yankees (1968), Detroit Tigers (1968) and Oakland Athletics (1969). In the Negro leagues, he played for the Indianapolis Clowns (1953–55).[1] Wyatt batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Wyatt saved John O'Donoghue's first big league win, coming at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 1964.

In his major league career, Wyatt posted a 42-44 record with a 3.72 ERA and 103 saves in 435 games pitched. He was selected to the 1964 American League All-Star Team, and was a member of the Red Sox during their 1967 World Series season, where he was the winning pitcher in Game Six.

Wyatt died from a heart attack in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 62.

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  1. ^ Clark, Dick; Lester, Larry (1994), The Negro Leagues Book, Cleveland, Ohio: Society for American Baseball Research, pp. 237, 256 

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