David Lee Wells
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 4", Weight 225 lb.
- High School Point Loma High School
- Debut June 30, 1987
- Final Game September 28, 2007
- Born May 20, 1963 in Torrance, CA USA
Wells was diagnosed with diabetes in early 2007, after years of weight control issues.
Kenny Lofton and Wells share the record for the most different teams in the postseason. Each appeared for six teams through 2007.
On July 21, 2007, aged 44 and pitching for the San Diego Padres, Wells broke Randy Johnson's record as the oldest pitcher ever to start a game against an older pitcher: he lost to Jamie Moyer of the Philadelphia Phillies. They formed the second-oldest pitching matchup in MLB history with a combined 88 years and 307 days. Only Don Sutton and Phil Niekro in June of 1987 were older.
And on September 13th, now pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wells had the first two-hit game of his career. He was the oldest player with his first two-hit MLB game since Satchel Paige 45 years earlier.
Wells became the coach at his alma mater, Point Loma High School. The school named the field after him in 2010.
- 3-time AL All-Star (1995, 1998 & 2000)
- 1998 ALCS MVP
- AL Wins Leader (2000)
- AL Winning Percentage Leader (1998)
- AL Innings Pitched Leader (1999)
- 2-time AL Complete Games Leader (1999 & 2000)
- AL Shutouts Leader (1998)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 9 (1991, 1995, 1997-2000, 2002, 2003 & 2005)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (2000)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1995-2000, 2002 & 2003)
- Won two World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992) and the New York Yankees (1998)
- Andrew Mearns: "David Wells overshadowed Beanie Baby Day at Yankee Stadium with a perfect game", "Cut4", mlb.com, May 17, 2018.