Paul Wagner
Lake Country DockHounds – No. 46
Pitcher
Born: (1967-11-14) November 14, 1967 (age 54)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 1992, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
May 7, 1999, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win–loss record29–45
Earned run average4.83
Strikeouts452
Teams

Paul Alan Wagner (born November 14, 1967) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1992–1997), Milwaukee Brewers (1997–1998), and Cleveland Indians (1999).

Amateur career

Wagner attended Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. In 1987 he led the team with an ERA of 2.40, and was named to the All-MVC second team. Wagner is the most recent Illinois State pitcher to throw a no-hitter, which he accomplished in a 9–0 victory over Chicago State in 1987. In 1989, he led the team in wins with 8, and broke the school record for most games started in a single season with 16 (a record which would stand until 2010.) Wagner was named to the All-MVC first team for 1989.[1]

Professional career

Wagner was drafted from Illinois State University by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 12th round of the 1989 Major League Baseball draft.[2]

On August 29, 1995, while with the Pirates, Wagner had a no-hitter broken up against the Colorado Rockies with two out in the ninth on an Andrés Galarraga single. It was the only hit Wagner would allow in defeating the Rockies 4–0.[3] The no-hitter would have been the first by a Pirate since John Candelaria in 1976. Wagner finished his 8-year career with a 4.83 ERA. He pitched in 598.2 innings, allowing 640 hits and 321 earned runs. In 160 appearances including 84 starts, Wagner handled 137 total chances (50 putouts, 87 assists) without an error for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

On August 10, 2021, Wagner was announced as the pitching coach for the Lake Country DockHounds, for their inaugural season in the American Association of Professional Baseball.[4]

Wagner lives in Neosho, Wisconsin.[5]

References

  1. ^ "2020 Media Guide" (PDF).
  2. ^ "12th Round of the 1989 MLB June Amateur Draft".
  3. ^ "Retrosheet Boxscore: Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Colorado Rockies 0".
  4. ^ "Lake Country DockHounds hires coaching staff that includes former Milwaukee Brewers". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2021-08-11.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Paul Wagner Address Retrieved 2018-09-22.