Gary Waslewski

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Gary Waslewski
Born: (1941-07-21) July 21, 1941 (age 75)
Meriden, Connecticut
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 11, 1967, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1972, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 11–26
Earned run average 3.44
Strikeouts 229

Gary Lee Waslewski (July 21, 1941, in Meriden, Connecticut) is a former Major League Baseball player who played as a pitcher from 1967 to 1972. He was 11–26 with 5 saves in his career, with an ERA of 3.44.[1]

He attended Berlin High School in Kensington, Connecticut and the University of Connecticut.[1]

Waslewski made his major league debut in 1967 with the Boston Red Sox. In 1968, he was one of 10 pitchers who led the American League (AL) with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.[2] On December 3, 1968, he was traded by the Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ducky Schofield. On June 3 the following season, he was traded by the Cardinals to the Montreal Expos for Mudcat Grant. On May 15, 1970, he was traded by the Expos to the New York Yankees for Dave McDonald. Released by the Yankees on April 3, 1972, he signed as a free agent on May 15, 1972, with the Oakland Athletics.[1]

In between, Wasleski played winter ball with the Navegantes del Magallanes club of the Venezuelan League in the 1965-66 season.[3] There he hurled a 16-inning, 3–2 victory,[4] the third-best overall record in the league for the most innings pitched in a game, behind Johnny Hetki (18, in 1951-52) and Alex Carrasquel (17, in 1946).[5]

His elder son, Gary Jr., was a fine pitcher at Princeton University before becoming a successful orthopedic surgeon in the Arizona area,[4] specializing in sports medicine.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Gary Waslewski Statistics and History". Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1968 American League Fielding Leaders". Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ Gary Wasleski pitching statistics at Venezuelan Winter League. Pura Pelota. Retrieved on July 10, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Gary Wasleski article. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on July 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Gutiérrez, Daniel; González, Javier (2006); Records de la Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional. LVBP. ISBN 978-980-6996-01-4
  6. ^ Arizona Sports Medicine Center, Dr. Gary L. Waslewski. Retrieved on July 10, 2016.

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