John Wyatt (baseball)
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). Wyatt batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Chicago.
|Born: April 19, 1935|
|Died: April 6, 1998 (aged 62)|
|September 8, 1961, for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 1, 1969, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Earned run average||3.47|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
- Clark, Dick; Lester, Larry (1994), The Negro Leagues Book, Cleveland, Ohio: Society for American Baseball Research, pp. 237, 256