Marvell Wynne (baseball)

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Marvell Wynne
Center fielder
Born: (1959-12-17) December 17, 1959 (age 55)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 15, 1983 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1990 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average .247
Home runs 40
Runs batted in 244

Marvell Wynne (born December 17, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former professional baseball player. He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1983–85), San Diego Padres (1986–89) and Chicago Cubs (1989–90), primarily as a center fielder. He also played one season in Japan in 1991. Wynne batted and threw left-handed.


In an eight-season career, Wynne posted a .247 batting average with 40 home runs and 244 RBI in 940 games played.

In 1984, Wynne hit .266 BA with 77 runs, 174 hits, 24 doubles, 11 triples, 24 stolen bases in 154 games – all career-highs.

On April 13, 1987, Wynne, Tony Gwynn, and John Kruk became the first players in major league history to open a game with three consecutive solo home runs in a 13-6 San Diego Padres win over the San Francisco Giants.[citation needed] All three players were left-handed.

Wynne was a member of the 1989 Cubs team that won the National League East Division title. The team lost to the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS.

Wynne played in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers of the Central League in 1991.

Personal life[edit]

Wynne's son Marvell Wynne II is a defender for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.

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