Wayne Twitchell

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Wayne Twitchell
Born: (1948-03-10)March 10, 1948
Portland, Oregon
Died: September 16, 2010(2010-09-16) (aged 62)
Portland, Oregon
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 1970, for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1979, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Win–loss record48–65
Earned run average3.98
Career highlights and awards

Wayne Lee Twitchell (March 10, 1948 – September 16, 2010), was an American professional baseball right-handed pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers (1970), Philadelphia Phillies (19711977), Montreal Expos (19771978), New York Mets (1979), and Seattle Mariners (1979), over the course of his ten-year big league career.

Twitchell had a 2.50 earned run average (ERA) for the last place Phillies in 1973, good for third in the National League (NL), and was honored with an All-Star selection. In the All-Star game, he pitched one scoreless inning. Twitchell was also noted for giving up the home run to Hank Aaron that put Aaron into second place all-time (649), passing Willie Mays, in 1972. Twitchell’s career win-loss record was 48–65, in 282 games pitched (133 starts). He had a 3.98 ERA, with 1,063 innings pitched.

He attended Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon. Twitchell was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Twitchell died of cancer on September 16, 2010.[1]


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