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John Thomas Wyatt (April 19, 1935 – April 6, 1998) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of nine seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily as a relief pitcher. From 1961 through 1969, he played for the Kansas City Athletics (1961–66), Boston Red Sox (1966–68), New York Yankees (1968), Detroit Tigers (1968) and Oakland Athletics (1969). In the Negro leagues, he played for the Indianapolis Clowns (1953–55).[1] Wyatt batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Chicago.

John Wyatt
Born: (1935-04-19)April 19, 1935
Chicago, Illinois
Died: April 6, 1998(1998-04-06) (aged 62)
Omaha, Nebraska
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1961, for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
May 1, 1969, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record42–44
Earned run average3.47
Career highlights and awards

Wyatt saved John O'Donoghue's first big league win, coming at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 1964.

In his major league career, Wyatt posted a 42-44 record with a 3.72 ERA and 103 saves in 435 games pitched. He was selected to the 1964 American League All-Star Team, and was a member of the Red Sox during their 1967 World Series season, where he was the winning pitcher in Game Six.

Wyatt died from a heart attack in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 62.

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  1. ^ Clark, Dick; Lester, Larry (1994), The Negro Leagues Book, Cleveland, Ohio: Society for American Baseball Research, pp. 237, 256

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