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John Karl Wetteland
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- School College of San Mateo
- High School Cardinal Newman High School (Santa Rosa)
- Debut May 31, 1989
- Final Game September 20, 2000
- Born August 21, 1966 in San Mateo, CA USA
 Biographical Information
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.
 Notable Achievements
- 3-time AL All-Star (1996, 1998 & 1999)
- AL Reliever of the Year Award Winner (1996)
- AL Rolaids Relief Award Winner (1996)
- 1996 World Series MVP
- AL Saves Leader (1996)
- 30 Saves Seasons: 8 (1992, 1993 & 1995-2000)
- 40 Saves Seasons: 4 (1993, 1996, 1998 & 1999)
- Won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996
 Further Reading
- 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.