David Lee Wells is an American former baseball pitcher who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball for nine teams, most notably the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees. Nicknamed "Boomer", Wells was considered one of the league's top left-handed pitchers during his career and made three All-Star appearances. In 1998, he pitched the 15th perfect game in baseball history. Wells also appeared in the postseason as a member of six teams, tied for the most with Kenny Lofton, and won two World Series titles. Following his 2007 retirement, Wells served as a broadcaster for MLB on TBS and was the host of The Cheap Seats on FOXSports.com.
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Former ace pitcher for the New York Yankees, considered one of the best lefties of all time; named to 3 All-Star games, won 2 World Series titles with the Blue Jays and Yankees, and retired with 239 career wins.
He was a gym rat from an early age, growing up in San Diego.
He pitched a perfect game for the Yankees on May 17, 1998 and later told people that he was hungover during the game.
Had two sons, Brandon and Lars, with his wife Nina.
He idolized Babe Ruth from a young age and got a tattoo of the former Yankees great on his pitching arm.
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Latest information about David Wells updated on June 20 2021.