Gary Wagner (baseball)

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Gary Wagner
Born: (1940-06-28) June 28, 1940 (age 77)
Bridgeport, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1965, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1970, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 15–19
Earned run average 3.70
Strikeouts 174

Gary Edward Wagner (born June 28, 1940) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox.


Wagner was born June 28, 1940, in Bridgeport, Illinois. When he was 25 years old, in 1965, he pitched his rookie season for the Philadelphia Phillies (his debut taking place on April 18, 1965). He was primarily a relief pitcher in his career, although he started on occasion. Throughout his six-year career, this was the season he pitched the most.

Wagner played for the Phillies until 1969, when he was traded to the Boston Red Sox, for whom he played until the end of the 1970 season. He began the season in the minor leagues in 1971, but was released by the Red Sox. He played the rest of the year in the Montreal Expos' organization, ending his professional baseball career.

Wagner has a wife, Freddie Jean, and three sons, Gary Jr. (b.1963), Anthony (1966) and Craig (1970). He now resides in Seymour, Indiana with his wife. He has seven grandchildren and plays golf regularly at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Indiana.


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