Kelly Wunsch
Kelly Wunsch (cropped).jpg
Wunsch during spring training in 2006
Born: (1972-07-12) July 12, 1972 (age 50)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 3, 2000, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 2005, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record11–6
Earned run average3.76

Kelly Douglas Wunsch (born July 12, 1972) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who played for the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers from 2000 to 2005.

Amateur career

A native of Houston, Texas, Wunsch attended Texas A&M University. In 1992, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League and was named a league all-star.[1][2]

Professional career

Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft, Wunsch made his Major League Baseball debut with the Chicago White Sox on April 3, 2000. After joining the Dodgers in 2005, Wunsch pitched quite well as a left-handed specialist, but was plagued by injuries. He signed with the Houston Astros in February 2007[3][4] to attempt a comeback, but was released on March 28.[5]

During his playing career, Wunsch's delivery was somewhere between sidearm and submarine, and has been described as akin to flipping a frisbee.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Naylor, Kevin (July 23, 1992). "Hyannis Pitcher Quietly Earns All-Star Spot". Yarmouth Register. Yarmouth, MA. p. 12.
  3. ^ McTaggart, Brian (February 1, 2007). "Astros take a look at veteran pair of local relievers". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  4. ^ Footer, Alyson (February 1, 2007). "Wunsch, Weber try out at Minute Maid". Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Footer, Alyson (March 28, 2007). "Astros put Backe on DL, release two". Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved June 10, 2015.