Greg Wells (baseball)

Greg Wells
First baseman
Born: (1954-04-25) April 25, 1954
McIntosh, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: August 10, 1981, for the Toronto Blue Jays
NPB: 1983, for the Hankyu Braves
Last appearance
MLB: October 3, 1982, for the Minnesota Twins
NPB: 1992, for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
MLB statistics
Batting average .228
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 8
NPB statistics
Batting average .317
Home runs 279
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 19831992.

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.[1]


  1. Whiting, Robert (1989). You Gotta Have Wa. New York: Vintage Books. pp. 287–88. ISBN 0-679-72947-X.

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