Greg Wells (baseball)
Born: April 25, 1954|
|MLB: August 10, 1981, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|NPB: 1983, for the Hankyu Braves|
|MLB: October 3, 1982, for the Minnesota Twins|
|NPB: 1992, for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks|
|Runs batted in||8|
|Runs batted in||901|
|Career highlights and awards|
Gregory De Wayne "Boomer" Wells (born April 25, 1954 in McIntosh, Alabama) is a former professional baseball player. Wells played Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1981 and for the Minnesota Twins in 1982. Wells also played Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Hankyu/Orix Braves/BlueWave and Fukuoka Daiei Hawks between 1983–1992.
He played 47 career Major League games in two seasons, batting .228, with 28 hits in 127 at-bats.
In contrast, over ten NPB seasons he compiled a .317 batting average and a .555 slugging percentage, with 277 home runs and 901 RBI. In 1984, while playing for the Hankyu Braves, Wells won the NPB Triple Crown, with a batting average of .355, 37 home runs, and 130 runs batted in, also winning the Most Valuable Player award in the process. He was the first non-Japanese winner of the Triple Crown.
- Whiting, Robert (1989). You Gotta Have Wa. New York: Vintage Books. pp. 287–88. ISBN 0-679-72947-X.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Nippon Professional Baseball, or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota