Billy Wagner Speaker Profile
Billy Wagner Biography
Six time All-Star, Billy Wagner was born July 25, 1971 in Tannersville, Virginia and most recently a closer for the New York Mets. Previously, Wagner pitched for the Houston Astros (1995-2003) and Philadelphia Phillies (2004-2005).
In 1997, Wagner played his first full season in the majors. He converted 23 of 29 save opportunities while striking out 106 hitters in only 66.1 innings, which established a major league record for SO/9 at 14.4, breaking the old mark of 14.1 set by former Reds reliever Rob Dibble in 1992 (110 SO in 70.1 innings). He struck out the side 13 times, and his 106 strikeouts also set a club record for relievers.
Wagner had an outstanding 1999 season. He captured the Relief Man of the Year Award in the National League. He saved 39 games and struck out 124 in only 74 innings (15 SO/9), establishing a new major league record for strikeouts in at least 50 innings, including the side 15 times. Wagner posted a 4-1 record with an ERA of 1.57, and actually had more saves than hits allowed (in 74.2 innings, he allowed 35 hits).
Wagner finished 2006 with 40 saves and a 2.24 ERA and recorded his milestone 300th career save on July 4, 2006, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. His performance contributed to the Mets' first division title in 18 years.
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