Turk Wendell

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Turk Wendell MLB Career Stats

36-34 3.93 645.2 515 1.40

Turk Wendell Bio

  • Full Name: Steven John Wendell
  • Born: 5/19/1967 in Pittsfield, MA
  • Draft: 1988, Atlanta Braves, 5th rd. (112th overall)
  • College: Quinnipiac
  • Debut: June 17, 1993
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/13/2004
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MLB Career Stats 36 34 3.93 552 6 33 645.2 515 1.40


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Season SV Rank
1996 18 12th in NL
1997 5 20th in NL


Season G Rank
1996 70 13th in NL
1997 65 24th in NL
1998 66 23rd in NL
1999 80 2nd in NL
2000 77 4th in NL
2001 70 24th in NL


Season HLD Rank
1999 21 3rd in NL
2000 16 8th in NL

Steven John Wendell Bio Info

Steven John (Turk) Wendell...is married, Barbara, has one daughter, Dakota Karoline (4/20/98) and one son, Wyatt Dylan (2/11/00)...1985 graduate of Wahconah (MA) Regional High School...during his senior year, he threw 3 no-hitters and was named to the All-Western Massachusetts team...honored by New York Chapter of the BBWAA, 2/6/00, with the Joan Payson Award for Community Service and received the Humanitarian Award from the New Jersey Sports Writers for his charitable work...received the Good Guy award from the New York Press Photographers Association, 2/5/00...flew an F-16 Fighter Jet with the Thunderbirds for 1 hour, 15 minutes from Las Vegas' Nellis Air Force Base; hit 9.4 G-Forces, the most hit by anyone other than a pilot...attended Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT for three years before being drafted...received his Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts in June 1999...was all-conference in 1987 and second team All-New England in 1988. 2003 Opened the year on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from right elbow tendon surgery done in May of 2002...the righty made 5 rehab appearances with Single-A Clearwater before being activated by the Phillies April 14...in his first appearance, April 16 vs Florida, he pitched 2.0 innings of one-hit, scoreless ball...it was his first major league outing since Sept. 18, 2001 vs. Atlanta...would go on to work 12 consecutive scoreless outings to begin the season (14.0 ip)...the 14.0-inning scoreless streak was a career high and the longest by a Phillies reliever to start a season since Ken Ryan went 15.2 scoreless frames to start 1996...earned his lone save on Sept. 6 vs. the Mets, his first since May 18, 2001 vs. Los Angeles...allowed only 2 earned runs in his 27.0 innings of work through June (0.67). 2002 Suffered from recurring tendinitis in his right elbow during spring training and spent entire season on the disabled list...had surgery to excise the irritated area of the tendon on his right arm, May 20, by Dr. David Altcheck at the Hospital for Specialized Surgery in New York. 2001 Began season with NYM . . . Allowed just 1 ER in his first 9 games (0.84 ERA) . . . Struck out a season-high 4 batters in 2.0 IP, 4/20 at CIN . . . Had a career-high 11.2 inning walkess streak, 4/30-5/18 (10 games) . . . Threw a career-high 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings, 5/5-27 (11 games) . . . Made final appearance for NYM, 7/26 vs PHI (1.0 IP, 2 SO) . . . Traded to PHI, 7/27 . . . Made PHI debut, 7/28 (1.0 IP, 1 ER) . . . Gave up 2 walk-off HR, 7/28 at NYM (Robin Ventura) and 8/3 at SF (Andres Galarraga) . . . Made final appearance of season, 9/18 vs ATL (0.2 IP, 1 H) . . . Was shut down after outing on 9/18 vs ATL with acute tendinitis in his right elbow, did not pitch the remainder of season . . . Finished season with 6.2 scoreless inning streak in 7 games. 2000 Extended his career-best season win total to eight with a 4-2 victory vs. Montreal on September 30th...Retired all three batters he faced...His previous career-high win total was five, done in 1998 and 1999...Was fifth in the NL with his eight relief wins...Won his seventh game of the season in a 3-2, 10-inning triumph at Cincinnati on September 5th...Worked 1.0 scoreless inning, yielded a single and recorded two strikeouts...Won three straight decisions from August 17th-September 6th...Earned his first save of the season with 2.0 innings of scoreless relief in a 4-2 win vs. Houston on August 28th...His last save came on July 26, 1999 vs. Pittsburgh in a 7-5 Mets victory...Was 5-2 with a 1.99 ERA at home this year...In 45.1 innings, he allowed 24 hits, 13 runs, 10 earned, with 21 walks and 41 strikeouts...Finished fourth in the major leagues in games appeared for a pitcher with 77...Was unscored upon in 56 of his 77 outings this year...Ranked tied for sixth among National League relievers with 82.2 innings pitched...Righthanded batters hit .196 (37-189) while lefties hit .225 (23-102) off him...Won his career-best sixth victory with 2.0 innings of work in a 9-6 triumph at Los Angeles on August 20th...Struck out a career-high six batters in earning the victory, his fifth, in a 13-2 win vs. Colorado on August 17th...Hurled 4.0 innings, allowed one hit, two runs, one earned with one walk and the six strikeouts...It was his longest outing since he pitched 4.0 innings to notch a save vs. Toronto on September 2, 1997...Also in this game, he collected his first hit as a Met, a single...Had been 0-15 batting for New York...Worked a season-high 7.1 scoreless innings from April 19th - April 27th...Extended his record to 4-2 with a victory in a 5-3, 10-inning triumph at San Diego on May 23rd...Worked two scoreless innings. 1999 Set a Mets club record by appearing in 80 games...Jeff Innis had held the mark by pitching in 76 games in 1992...Set the record with an appearance at Philadelphia on September 26th...Finished second in the National League with his 80 appearances... Montreal's Steve Kline was first with 82 games...Tied for third in the National League with 21 holds...Was 1-0 with a 1.37 ERA and one save in 28 day games...Posted a 5-3 record with three saves and a 2.70 ERA in 62 games on grass...Was 3-3 with three saves and a 2.61 ERA in 39 home contests...Earned his first win of the year with a perfect inning of work, April 28th vs. San Diego, a 4-3 Mets triumph...Picked up his initial save with 2.1 scoreless innings in a 7-2 win over the Giants at Shea on April 30th...Collected his second save of the year with a scoreless inning of relief in a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox on June 13th...Allowed one hit and fanned one...Picked up his second victory, 2-1 on July 5th vs. Montreal...Worked a scoreless inning, with one hit and one strikeout...Notched his third save by pitching out of a bases loaded, one-out jam against the Pirates on July 26th at Shea in a 7-5 win...Won his third game of the season with a scoreless inning vs. San Diego on August 10th...Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and two strikeouts to gain his fourth victory of the year, a 6-5 triumph in Colorado on September 13th...Won his second straight decision, September 15th at Colorado, 10-5... Allowed one hit in 0.1 of an inning. 1998 Set a Mets' club record by appearing in nine consecutive games from September 14-September 23rd...Jesse Orosco held the old mark of seven straight games, set June 6-13, 1986...During the streak, he pitched 12.0 scoreless innings...Opponents hit .221 (62-281) against him for the season...Struck out a season-high three on two occasions: July 3rd vs. Atlanta (2.0 innings) and August 12th vs. St. Louis (1.1 innings)...Worked a career-high 13.1 scoreless innings from September 12th to September 23rd...Pitched 12.1 consecutive scoreless innings from July 3rd to July 31st...Worked 12.0 consecutive scoreless innings from August 4th to August 21st, a span of 11 appearances...In addition, he did not allow an earned run over a 10-game stretch from June 1st to June 30th (9.2 innings). 1997 Made his Mets debut with a scoreless inning against Houston on August 9th...Was unscored upon in his first four appearances with New York (four innings)...Went four innings to pick up his first save as a Met in an 8-5 victory over Toronto on September 2nd...Gained the Cubs' first interleague win in their first interleague game, June 14th vs. Milwaukee. 1996 Picked up his first major league save on April 14th at San Francisco (6-2), fanning four batters in 2.1 scoreless innings of work...Pitched a season-high 3.0 innings, June 1st at Florida, earning the win in the Cubs' 5-4 victory...Fanned four batters in the contest, including all three Marlins in the bottom of the 10th inning to end the game. 1995 Worked 60.1 innings, pitching at least 2.0 innings in 15 of his appearances...Opened the campaign on the Disabled List with right shoulder tendinitis...Before being activated on May 27th, he made five injury rehabilitation appearances at Daytona (A) of the Florida State League and four for Orlando (AA) of the Southern League...Pitched 5.0 innings in a July 13th appearance against Cincinnati...Struck out a career-high five batters in a 2.1 inning stint, August 26th vs. Atlanta...His contract was outrighted to Iowa (AAA) of the American Association on August 31st...Did not pitch for the Triple-A club though, and returned to the Cubs September 6th. 1994 Had two stints with the Cubs, going a combined 0-1 in six games...Was on the club's roster from April 23rd to May 12th and June 6th to June 21st. 1993 Was called up to the majors for the first time on June 15th...Made three starts and was optioned to Iowa (AAA) of the American Association on June 29th...Returned to the Cubs again on September 17th....Made his major league debut, June 17th vs. St. Louis and received the loss in an 11-10 contest...Allowed five runs in 3.2 innings...On June 28th at San Diego, he picked up his first big league hit, a bunt single off San Diego's Greg Harris...Earned his first win, October 3rd at San Diego in the season finale, working 7.0 innings in the Cubs' 4-1 victory...Pitched 5.1 no-hit innings to start the game.