The unremarkably remarkable career of DeWayne Wise
DeWayne Wise is 34 years old. He’s played for 6 teams over 10 years, has never had as many as 200 plate appearances in a season, and has an abysmal 62 OPS+.
And yet, for a guy whose baseball card tells a truly unremarkable story, the guy has been involved in quite a few memorable events:
- In 2009, he made an incredible catch in the top of the 9th inning to preserve Mark Buerhle’s eventual perfect game.
- A few days ago, an umpire made an incredible mistake by ruling that Wise had caught a foul ball that he clearly did not.
- Last night, he recorded the last two outs in the 9th pitching for the Yankees.
Taken separately, none of these 3 things is all that unusual. Put together, though, and Wise is going to be remembered far longer than most other players with similar numbers.
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