Vernon Wells

Baseball Player
Born Dec 8, 1978

Vernon Michael Wells III is an American former professional baseball center fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the New York Yankees.Wells has appeared on three All-Star teams in his career, been awarded three Gold Glove Awards, and one Silver Slugger Award.… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on December 8, 1978.
1988 9 Years Old Wells was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to a father who played CFL football, and grew up in Arlington, Texas, where his family moved in 1988.


1993 14 Years Old In 1993, Wells entered Arlington's Bowie High School where he played quarterback on the football team and was an outfielder on the baseball team. … Read More
1997 18 Years Old The Toronto Blue Jays made Wells the fifth pick overall in the 1997 amateur draft. … Read More


1999 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999 he played in the Australian Baseball League with the Sydney Storm.
2002 23 Years Old In 2002, Wells was given his first chance to be an every-day player. … Read More
2003 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Wells' finished the season with a .317 batting average, 33 home runs, 117 RBI and 118 runs. … Read More
2004 25 Years Old Wells won his first Gold Glove Award in 2004, and a second in 2005.
Wells began the 2006 season on a torrid pace, and continued to hit well throughout the year, ending the season with a .303 batting average, 32 home runs, and 106 runs batted in. … Read More
2007 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Wells performed well below his 2006 totals with a .704 OPS. … Read More
2008 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 8, 2008 Wells suffered a broken left wrist while making a diving catch. … Read More


2009 30 Years Old During spring training in 2009, Wells suffered another injury, a strained left hamstring which kept him out for several weeks. … Read More
Wells began 2010 on a promising start, hitting 4 home runs and 8 RBI in the first series. … Read More
2011 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Wells started out the season in a horrible fashion, hitting below the Mendoza Line through the first month-and-a-half of the 2011 season. … Read More
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