Wayne Lee Twitchell (March 10, 1948 – September 16, 2010) was an American right-handed pitcher who spent ten seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Milwaukee Brewers (1970), Philadelphia Phillies (1971–1977), Montreal Expos (1977–1978), New York Mets (1979) and Seattle Mariners (1979).
Twitchell was an All-Star in 1973 for the last place Phillies when he had a 2.50 ERA, good for 3rd in the league. In the All-Star game, he pitched one scoreless inning. Twitchell was also noted for giving up the home run that got Hank Aaron into 2nd place all-time (649). He attended Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon, the same high school as Dale Murphy. Twitchell was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
His career record was 48–65 in 282 games (133 starts). He had a 3.98 ERA with 1063 innings pitched.
Wayne Twitchell died on September 16, 2010 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
By Dean Hanley
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