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 Vernon Wells, Jr. and grew up in Arlington, Texas, where his family moved in 1988. … Read More


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 out of Bowie High School. … Read More
1998 19 Years Old In 1998, he played for the Hagerstown Suns and was selected as the Utility Outfielder on the South Atlantic League End of Season All-Star Team.


1999 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, he played in the Australian Baseball League with the Sydney Storm.
2001 - 2002 2 More Events
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 In 2007, Wells suffered a shoulder injury early in the 2007 season and had shoulder surgery in September.
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 at a promising pace, hitting four home runs with eight RBI in the first series. … Read More
On January 21, 2011, Wells was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, in exchange for catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder Juan Rivera. … Read More
On March 26, 2013, the Angels traded Wells to the New York Yankees for minor leaguers Exicardo Cayones and Kramer Sneed. … Read More
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