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John Wyatt

John Thomas Wyatt
Born: April 19, 1935 in Chicago, Ill.
Died: April 6, 1998 in Omaha, Neb.
Debut: 1961 | Pos: P
H: 5'11.5" | W: 200 | B: R | T: R
 
YR W L G SV IP SO ERA
9 42 44 435 103 687.1 540 3.47

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John Wyatt, who pitched in the Negro Leagues before making it to the majors, died on April 6, 1998 in Omaha, Neb., from a heart attack. He was 63.

Wyatt debuted in the major leagues with Kansas City Athletics on Sept. 8, 1961, after pitching in the Negro Leagues. In 1962, he posted a 10-7 record and a 4.46 ERA in 125 innings pitched.

He found success with Kansas City as a reliever and, in 1964, was named to the All-Star team and led the American League in games with 81.

In 1966, the Athletics traded him, along with Rollie Sheldon and Jose Tartabull, to the Boston Red Sox for Jim Gosger, Ken Sanders, Guido Grilli.

He pitched in two games in the 1967 World Series, including a win over St. Louis in Game 6.

He later pitched for the Yankees, Tigers and Oakland Athletics.

In the offseasons during his career, he worked as a real estate developer in Kansas City.