Kelly Wunsch

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Kelly Wunsch MLB Career Stats

11-6 3.76 177.0 145 1.32

Kelly Wunsch Bio

  • Full Name: Kelly Douglas Wunsch
  • Born: 7/12/1972 in Houston, TX
  • Draft: 1993, Milwaukee Brewers, 1st rd. (26th overall)
  • College: Texas A&M
  • Debut: April 3, 2000
  • Ret., Final Game: 7/7/2005
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MLB Career Stats 11 6 3.76 257 0 1 177.0 145 1.32


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Season G Rank
2000 83 1st in AL


Season HLD Rank
2000 24 3rd in AL
2005 15 18th in NL

Kelly Douglas Wunsch Bio Info

Kelly Douglas Wunsch...he and his wife Jessica, have one son, Fischer (9/17/01) and a daughter, Reece (6/24/04)...proposed to his wife in 1997 while disguised as the Single-A Stockton team mascot...attended Texas A&M University, where he majored in mechanical engineering...fanned 223 batters in 203.2 innings in his career, an average of 9.8 per 9.0 IP...pitched in the College World Series in 1993...performed John Mellencamp's "Hurts So Good" on the 2005 CD "Oh Say Can You Sing?," a compilation of songs performed by Major Leaguers...graduated in 1990 from Bellaire (Texas) High School...selected by Atlanta in the June 1990 free agent draft but opted for college instead...signed by Chicago White Sox scout David Young. 2005 Made the club as a non-roster invitee out of Spring Training and was on pace to set a single-season franchise mark for appearances by a left-hander before suffering a freak season-ending injury on July 7 at Colorado...while warming up in the Coors Field bullpen that afternoon, tore a ligament in his right ankle following a delivery and subsequently required surgery ... Underwent surgery for a debridement and labral repair on his left hip on Sept. 13 in a procedure performed by Dr. Marc Phillipon ... Was a real workhorse as the Dodgers' situational left-hander out of the bullpen, appearing in 45 of the team's first 85 games...posted a 1-1 record and 4.56 ERA over 23.2 innings, recording 22 strikeouts...stranded 31 of 37 inherited runners ... At the time of his injury, ranked third in the Major Leagues in games pitched and was tied for fourth in the big leagues with 15 holds ... Limited left-handed batters to a .194 average (12-for-62)...among the Major Leagues' top left-handed batters he held hitless were San Diego's Ryan Klesko (0-for-4), Colorado's Todd Helton (0-for-3), Florida's Carlos Delgado (0-for-2), St. Louis' Jim Edmonds (0-for-2) and San Diego's Brian Giles (0-for-2) ... Pitched 1.0 or more innings on eight occasions, including a season-high 2.0 innings on April 10 at Arizona... allowed no runs in his seven 1.0-inning stints ... During Spring Training, made 10 appearances and was 2-0 with a 3.72 ERA, allowing seven hits and three walks with 14 strikeouts in 9.2 innings ... Made his Dodger regular-season debut on April 5 at San Francisco and retired the only two batters he faced ... Over 19 outings from April 13-May 17, tossed 10.0 scoreless innings, allowing six hits and no walks with nine strikeouts ... On April 7 at San Francisco, pitched a scoreless ninth inning to complete a combined 6-0 five-hit shutout with Jeff Weaver, who hurled the first eight frames ... Entered May 1 contest vs. Colorado in the eighth inning with two outs and the tying run on base and struck out ... Todd Helton swinging to end the inning and preserve a 2-1 lead. 2004 Spent most of the season at Triple-A Charlotte in the White Sox organization...began the season on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed teres minor muscle...was assigned to Charlotte on April 10 as part of a rehabilitation assignment...was reinisted from the DL on May 10 and optioned to Charlotte...recalled to the Major Leauges on May 19...made three relief appearances with Chicago before being optioned on May 28...allowed two hits in 2.0 innings and did not give up a run, striking out one batter. 2003 Was 0-0 with a 2.75 ERA (11 ER/36.0 IP) in 43 appearances with the White Sox ... led American League relievers in opponents average (.139), slugging percentage (.169) and hits per 9.0 IP (4.25), ranked fifth in home runs per 9.0 IP (0.25) and 10th in first-batter efficiency (.176) ... left-handers batted .127 (8-63) with one home run and right-handers .153 ... 34 of 43 outings (79.1 percent) were scoreless ... his 2.75 ERA ranked second on the team behind Damaso Marte (1.58) ... posted a 3.79 ERA (8 ER/19.0 IP) at home and a 1.59 ERA (3 ER/17.0 IP) on the road ... ERA rose from 1.15 (2 ER/15.2 IP) prior to the All-Star Break to 3.98 (9 ER/20.1 IP) in the second half ... surrendered two runs on 5/25 vs. Detroit, his first of the season including spring training (25.0 IP) ... prior to that outing, had given up just two runs on 13 hits over 28.1 IP (0.64 ERA) in his previous 38 regular-season appearances dating to 7/23/02 ... recorded five holds, down from nine in 2002 ... allowed 34.4 (11-32) percent of inherited runners to score ... had 43-game streak without allowing a home run ended on 9/23 vs. New York (grand slam by Jason Giambi) ... limited opponents to an .087 (2-23) average during the day, .152 at night, .126 on grass, .273 on turf, .134 at home and .145 on the road ... opponents were 6-38 (.158) with runners in scoring position and .273 in close and late situations ... averaged 8.3 strikeouts (33 SO/36.0 IP) and 6.3 walks (25 BB) per 9.0 IP ... made seven appearances over 1.1 IP, including a career-high 2.1 scoreless IP on 9/12 at Boston ... went less than 1.0 IP 22 times and 1.0 IP 14 times ... compiled an 0.71 ERA (1 ER/12.2 IP) when going more than 1.1 IP, 1.93 ERA (3 ER/14.0 IP) when lasting 1.0 IP and 1.08 ERA (4 ER/33.1 IP) when going 0.2 IP or less ... recorded a seasonhigh three strikeouts on 9/16 at Minnesota ... was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 6/16-7/25 (retroactive to 6/11) with a strained left side ... appeared in three games with Class AAA Charlotte as part of a rehabilitation assignment, going 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (2 ER/3.1 IP) ... did not allow a hit (0-21) in nine April appearances.

Career: Has limited left-handers to a .180 (51-283) average over his four major-league seasons, including a .127 (8-63) mark in 2003 ... has allowed just one home run to a left-handed hitter in each of the last four seasons ... is 8-3 with a 2.54 ERA (25 ER/88.2 IP) lifetime at U.S. Cellular Field.

Minor League Highlights
1999: Combined to go 6-2 with a 3.22 ERA (33 ER/92.1 IP) between Class AA Huntsville and Class AAA Louisville in the Milwaukee organization ... averaged 7.1 hits (40 H) and 0.18 home runs (1 HR) allowed per 9.0 IP at Huntsville ... was 3-1 with a 1.31 ERA (5 ER/34.1 IP) in relief ... posted a 0.64 ERA in May and a 0.60 mark in July ... threw 11.0 scoreless IP from 5/8-25 ... earned first career save on 5/25 vs. Knoxville with 2.2 scoreless IP ... allowed two runs (one earned) over two starts (15.0 IP) in July before being promoted to Louisville ... won first two starts (both quality) with the Redbirds before working out of the bullpen in final 14 outings.

1998: Combined to go 8-7 with a 5.24 ERA (89 ER/153.0 IP) in 26 appearances with Class AA El Paso and Class AAA Louisville.

1997: Set career highs in ERA (3.46), IP (143.0) and strikeouts (98) at Class A Stockton after missing the 1996 campaign ... recorded a pair of shutouts.

1996: Was injured and did not play.

1995: Split season at Class A Beloit and Class A Stockton ... posted a combined record of 9-13 with a 4.73 ERA (84 ER/160.0 IP) ... tossed three complete games and notched first career shutout with Beloit.

1994: Split his second season between Beloit and Helena of the Pioneer League ... combined to make 26 starts.

1993: Made pro debut at Beloit after being selected by the Brewers in the first round (26th overall) of the draft ... was a compensation pick awarded when Paul Molitor signed with Toronto on 12/7/92 ... signed by David Young. 2002 Ranked fourth on the White Sox with 50 appearances after missing most of 2001 after undergoing shoulder surgery ... his 3.41 ERA ranked third on the team ... made a team-best 17 consecutive scoreless appearances from 7/23-9/19 (11.1 IP) ... allowed two runs in 15.0 IP (1.20 ERA) in final 21 appearances (after 7/23) ... his nine holds tied for third on the team ... 15 of 40 inherited runners scored (35.0 percent) ... first batters hit .325 (13-40) ... 26 of his final 29 appearances were scoreless ... opponents hit .230 (26-113) and lefties .208 (15-72) with only one home run (Corey Koskie on 9/27 at Minnesota) ... had gone 71 at-bats without allowing a home run to a left-hander ... went a season-high 1.2 scoreless IP on 9/25 vs. Boston to record his ninth hold ... suffered blown save on 8/10 vs. Seattle ... posted a 1.96 ERA (4 ER/18.1 IP) at home, holding opponents to a .155 (9-58) average ... was 1-0 with a 2.04 ERA (4 ER/17.2 IP) after the break and 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA (8 ER/14.0 IP) in the first half ... 33 of 50 outings were less 1.0 IP, and only three were longer than 1.0 IP ... began the season on the 15-day disabled list ... pitched in 10 games on a rehab assignment at Class AAA Charlotte ... was reinstated from the disabled list on 5/ 18 ... pitched for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League, posting a 3.68 ERA (3 ER/7.1 IP) in nine outings. 2001 After leading the American League with 83 appearances as a rookie in 2000, was limited by a shoulder injury to 33 games ... was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/18 before undergoing season-ending surgery on 7/10 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder ... procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. ... was tied for fourth in the league in appearances at time of injury ... pitched in more than half (33 of 65) of the Sox games before being disabled ... went 1.0 IP or more in just 11 of his 33 games ... opponents batted .247 (21-85) overall ... right-handers hit .233 (10-43) and lefties .262 (11-42) ... first batters were 8-26 (.308) ... allowed four home runs and hit six batters ... posted three holds ... was 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA at home and 0-1 with a 18.47 ERA on the road ... held batters to a .172 average at home compared to .407 average on the road. 2000 Finished fifth in the American League Rookie of the Year voting ... led the AL with 83 appearances (a Sox rookie record) and ranked third with 25 holds ... became first Sox pitcher to lead the AL in games since Bobby Thigpen in 1990 (77) and first left-hander since Wilbur Wood in 1970 (77) ... his 25 holds led the team, ranked second in the AL and were the second most by a Sox pitcher since 1990 (Barry Jones, 32 in 1990) ... ranked sixth among AL relievers with a 2.93 ERA, tied for 10th with six wins and was ninth in opponents average (.221) ... held first batters to a .192 (14-73) average, fifth-best in the AL, and allowed just 24.3 percent (17-70) of inherited runners to score, 10th in the league ... lefties batted .163 (17-104) with 34 strikeouts ... yielded just one home run to a left-hander (Anaheimb