From BR Bullpen
Wayland Eugene Nelson
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 174 lb.
- High School Pasco High School (Dade City)
- Debut May 4, 1981
- Final Game September 29, 1993
- Born December 3, 1960 in Tampa, FL USA
 Biographical Information
Although Gene Nelson was mostly a reliever over his 12 year career, he did pitch one two hitter on June 7, 1982 as a member of the Seattle Mariners against the Texas Rangers. He didn't walk anyone and struck out 5 in the game. The Mariners won 6-0. The only 2 hits were singles by Buddy Bell and Dave Hostetler.
- Won 2 games in the 1989 ALCS
- Was a member of the World Champion 1989 Oakland Athletics
- Recorded a stolen base as a pinch runner on July 3, 1988, the first primary pitcher to record a stolen base in the American League since Blue Moon Odom in 1973.