John Wetteland

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John Karl Wetteland

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Biographical Information[edit]

John Wetteland had 330 saves in his career and was one of the more dominating relief pitchers of his time: he led the majors in saves for the 1990s. A recovering alcoholic and vocal born-again Christian, Wetteland thanked his "point man Jesus Christ" upon accepting the 1996 World Series Most Valuable Player Award. John picked up the save in the 1999 All-Star Game. The former closer was briefly the bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals in 2006 before being fired by Frank Robinson. He later became the Seattle Mariners bullpen coach.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Danny Gallagher: "Wetteland had a big passion from Montreal" in Remembering the Montreal Expos, Scoop Press, Toronto, ON, 2005, pp. 217-219.
  • Chris Smith: "God Is an .800 Hitter" in The New York Times Magazine, July 27, 1997.

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