Billy Wagner

Baseball Player
Born Jul 25, 1971

William Edward Wagner, nicknamed "Billy the Kid", is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He pitched for the Houston Astros (1995–2003), the Philadelphia Phillies (2004–2005), the New York Mets (2006–2009), the Boston Red Sox (2009), and the Atlanta Braves (2010). Wagner is one of the few Major League relief pitchers to accumulate a total of 400 or more saves in his baseball career.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on July 25, 1971.


1992 - 1995 4 More Events
1996 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Wagner began in 1996, once again in the minor leagues as a starting pitcher, but he finished the season by becoming a relief pitcher for the Astros. … Read More
1997 - 1999 3 More Events
2000 28 Years Old The 2000 season started off in typical fashion for Wagner, who saved three of the Astros' first four wins while retiring 16 of the first 20 batters he faced. … Read More
2001 29 Years Old He would rebound in 2001. … Read More


2002 30 Years Old In 2002, Wagner went 4–2 with a 2.52 ERA, 88 strikeouts, and 35 saves in 75 innings.
Then, he enjoyed his best season in 2003, when he reached career-highs in saves (44), innings pitched (86) and games (78), and got 105 strikeouts while leading the league in games finished. … Read More
2004 32 Years Old Wagner was traded to Philadelphia before the 2004 season, only to have his season shortened by a strain in his hand.
He had the best ERA of his career in 2005 and again led the league in games finished.
2006 - 2007 3 More Events
2008 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 15, 2008, Wagner issued a tirade full of profanity against his teammates and coaches following the Mets' 1–0 loss in a game against the Washington Nationals. … Read More
Wagner had a guaranteed-payment baseball contract, and he was paid a total of $10.5 million by the Mets in 2009. … Read More
…  On April 30, 2010, Wagner revealed that he would retire at the end of the 2010 season to spend more time with his family. … Read More
2011 39 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 12, 2011, Wagner reiterated his intention to retire, stating, "I’m totally content with not playing baseball," Wagner said. "I love watching it, I love talking about it. … Read More


2013 41 Years Old He coached against his high school alma mater and his own high school coach on April 6, 2013. … Read More
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