4/8/2018, From the management: We have moved the Bullpen over to a new temporary server and a new permanent type of setup. It's a bit much to explain here, but I think it's working. Please let me know on User_talk:Admin if you see any issues. Thank you as always for your support.
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
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.
- 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
- 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.