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Encyclopedia > Bob Wickman
Bob Wickman

Wickman, closing for the Braves in June 2007
Atlanta Braves — No. 28
Relief Pitcher
Born: February 6, 1969 (1969-02-06) (age 38)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
August 24, 1992 for the New York Yankees
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 17, 2007)
Win-Loss     63-59
Saves     267
Earned Run Average     3.58
Strikeouts     782
Teams

Robert Joe Wickman (born February 6, 1969 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is a closer in Major League Baseball who plays with the Atlanta Braves. Previously, Wickman played for the New York Yankees (1992-96), Milwaukee Brewers (1996-2000), and the Cleveland Indians (2000-2006). He bats and throws right-handed. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970-2000) Sicks Stadium (Seattle) (1969) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present) Cleveland Stadium... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... It has been suggested that Green Bay Police Department be merged into this article or section. ... Mariano Rivera is the closer for the New York Yankees. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A person who is right-handed is more dextrous with their right hand than with their left hand: they will write with their right hand, and probably also use this hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ...


During his career through 2006, Wickman has compiled a 60-57 win-loss record with 247 saved games and a 3.57 ERA in 778 appearances. To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... In baseball statistics, games pitched (denoted by GP) is the number of games in which a pitcher appears. ...


On May 7, 2006, Bob Wickman became the Indians’ all-time franchise leader in saved games with 130, surpassing the record previously held by Doug Jones. is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Douglas Reid Jones (born June 24, 1957 in Lebanon, Indiana) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who had a 16-year career from 1982, 1986-2000. ...


During a childhood farming accident, Wickman lost part of his index finger on his right hand, to which he credits much of the sinking motion on his fastball.


On July 20, 2006, Wickman was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Class A Rome catcher Max Ramírez. Wickman now serves as Atlanta's closer, recording his first save on July 24. is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Maximiliano R. Max Ramirez (born October 11, 1984 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela) is a minor league baseball catcher who plays for the Bakersfield Blaze in the California League, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers. ...


On September 20, 2006, Wickman signed a one year contract extension to stay with the Atlanta Braves for the 2007 season.


Wickman’s nickname in the clubhouse and to his friends is “Wickywoo”, based on the online internet game.

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Accomplishments

  • 2-Time All-Star (2000, 2005)
  • Led the American League in saves (2005, with 45)
  • Cleveland Indians all-time save leader (2006)

School-Career

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See also

  • List of Major League Baseball saves champions
  • List of Major League Baseball all-time saves leaders

Major League Baseball recognizes saves champions in the American League and National League each season. ... All statistics are current as of July 7, 2007. ...

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Wickmans's Warriors - Official Bob Wickman Baseball Club

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Bob Wickman was arrested three times for bar fights that he started and finished.
JS Online: Wickman earns right to be Brewers' all-star (639 words)
Bob Wickman should be the Milwaukee Brewers' representative on the 2000 National League all-star team.
Wickman, in fact, is pitching better than he did last season, when he set the Brewers' club record for saves with 37.
Bob Wickman's work this season is not only most deserving, but also genuinely deserving of an all-star appearance.
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