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David Lee Wells was born on 20 May 1963, in Torrance, California USA, and is a retired professional baseball player, best known to have played in Major League Baseball (MLB). He is considered one of the best left handed pitchers of the League and earned the nickname “Boomer”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is David Wells? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through success in professional baseball, playing with teams such as the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. He currently works as a broadcaster, and all of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.
David Wells Net Worth $20 million
David attended Point Loma High School and matriculated in 1982. He spent a lot of the time in the gym, specifically the Ocean Beach Recreation Center as well as Robb Field.
Wells made his MLB debut in 1987 as part of the Toronto Blue Jays, but had to wait until he was 30 years old to become a full time starter. He played six seasons with the Blue Jays and was part of the 1992 World Series winning team. During spring training in 1993 he was released, and then signed with the Detroit Tigers, becoming one of the top pitchers of the team; in 1995 he made his first All-Star Game appearance. His net worth was starting to increase at this point.
However, he was then traded to the Cincinnati Reds later in the 1995 season, and at the end of the season he was traded again, to the Baltimore Orioles. During his time with the team he would pitch a career high 224 innings. In 1997 he signed with the New York Yankees, and would perform well in the Yankees’ record setting season in the following year; he was third in the Cy Young Award voting, and had an 18-4 record, including pitching just the 15th perfect game in baseball history, and almost recorded a second perfect game later in the season.
In 1999, David returned to the Blue Jays and would play there for the next two years. He was then traded to the Chicago White Sox, but struggled due to back problems. He returned to the Yankees and posted a great 19-7 record in 2002, so his net worth continued to increase, plus he then released his autobiography “Perfect I’m not: Boomer on Beer, Brawls, Backaches, and Baseball”, some contents proving to be controversial. However, he continued to pitch well for the team and got his 200th career win in 2003.
In 2004, he signed a one year contract with the San Diego Padres, and would then sign a two year deal with the Boston Red Sox. After a rocky start, he went on to perform well again with a 15-7 record. In 2006, he returned to the San Diego Padres, then in 2007 was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He made his first multi-hit game at 44 years old, but then moved on to free agency. He announced that his pitching career was over the following year.
In 2009, Wells began working for “MLB on TBS” and became the host of “The Cheap Seats”. He was appointed assistant baseball coach at his alma mater Point Loma High School, becoming the head coach in 2014 – the team’s home field was renamed as the David Wells Field.
For his personal life, it is known that David has been married to Nina Fisher since 2000, and they have two sons. He resides in San Diego with his family. He is also a big fan of Babe Ruth and even has a tattoo of him.
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|Uptown Girls||2003||Celebrity Date|
|Saturday Night Live||2001||TV Series||Skank #2|
|Uptown Girls||2003||special thanks - as David 'Boomer' Wells|
|Mike & Mike||2013||TV Series||Himself - TBS Baseball Analyst|
|The Players Club||2012||TV Movie||Himself - Host|
|2011 National League Championship Series||2011||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Pregame Analyst|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1998-2011||TV Series||Himself / Himself - At Yankees Spring Training|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2009-2010||TV Series||Himself|
|2009 National League Championship Series||2009||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Pregame Analyst|
|Pardon the Interruption||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired||2008||Documentary||Himself|
|Sunday Night Baseball||1990-2007||TV Series||Himself - Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher / Himself - Boston Red Sox Pitcher / Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher / ...|
|7th Inning Stretch||2006||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony||2005||Video documentary||Himself|
|ESPN 25: Who's #1?||2004||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2003||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Best Damn Sports Show Period||2003||TV Series||Himself|
|The Jersey||2002||TV Series||Himself|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||2002||TV Series||Himself|
|MTV Rock N' Jock Basebrawl||2001||TV Special||Himself|
|2000 MLB All-Star Game||2000||TV Special||Himself - AL Starting Pitcher: Toronto Blue Jays|
|Hollywood Squares||2000||TV Series||Himself|
|Saturday Night Live 25||1999||TV Special documentary||Himself (uncredited)|
|The Howard Stern Radio Show||1999||TV Series||Himself|
|Saturday Night Live||1998||TV Series||Himself|
|1998 World Series||1998||TV Series||Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher|
|1998 American League Championship Series||1998||TV Mini-Series||Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher|
|1998 MLB All-Star Game||1998||TV Special||Himself|
|1996 American League Championship Series||1996||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher|
|1995 National League Championship Series||1995||TV Series||Himself - Cincinnati Reds Pitcher|
|1995 MLB All-Star Game||1995||TV Special||Himself - AL Pitcher|
|1991 American League Championship Series||1991||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher|
|1989 American League Championship Series||1989||TV Mini-Series||Himself - Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher|
|Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09||2009||TV Movie||Skank (uncredited)|
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|1||Traded to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later or cash. [August 2006]|
|2||(31 December) Signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres for $1.5 - $1.75 million, which can reach up to $7 million if performance incentives are met, after the New York Yankees declined to pick up his option.|
|3||(December 11) Reached a preliminary agreement on an $8 million, two-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.|
|4||Signed with the Boston Red Sox [December 2004]|
|5||Pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays (1987-1993, 1999-2000), Detroit Tigers (1994-1995[start]), Cincinnati Reds (1995[end]), Baltimore Orioles (1996), New York Yankees (1997-1998), Chicago White Sox (2001), New York Yankees (2002-2003), San Diego Padres (2004, 2006[end]-present), and Boston Red Sox (2005-2006[start]).|
|6||In 1999 led American League pitchers in innings pitched, 231-2/3.|
|7||In 1998 led American League pitchers in winning percentage at .818 (18 wins, 4 losses).|
|8||Made major league debut on 30 June 1987.|
|9||On 17 May 1998, he pitched the 13th regular-season perfect game in major league history.|
|10||Has World Series rings with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992) and the New York Yankees (1998)|
|11||On 17 May 1998, he pitched the 13th regular-season perfect game in major league history. He claims in his autobigraphy he was "half drunk" during the game.|
|12||Pitched a perfect game with the New York Yankees in 1998.|
|13||Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft.|
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