Turk Wendell

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Steven John Wendell

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

Wendell's son, Wyatt, pitched for Indian Hills Community College.

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