Turk Wendell

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Steven John Wendell

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Turk Wendell pitched 11 seasons in the majors, almost all as a reliever. Most of his career was with the Chicago Cubs and then the New York Mets. He appeared in the 2000 World Series. A workhorse, he had 70+ games in a season four times, and in total 552 games in his major league career, putting him at # 259 on the all-time list (as of 2010) for most games pitched.

In 2000, free-spirited reliever Wendell signed a three year contract with the New York Mets worth $9,999,999.99. All the 99s were in honor of his uniform number, 99.

Wendell is the only major league player to come out of Quinnipiac University.

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