Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 21

1999 Topps Traded #T63 - Kip Wells

On this day in 1977, Kip Wells was born.

Kip was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the draft in 1998. He made his MLB debut on August 9, 1999 against the Detroit Tigers, winning his first outing. Wells would go 20-21 for the Sox over three years before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates after the 2001 season.

Wells enjoyed some marginal success in Pittsburgh. He spent parts of five seasons with the club, while lowering his ERA. After the Pirates, Kip bounced around the major and minor leagues. Wells signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox in April 2012, only to mutually agree to part ways after ten days.

White Sox April 21st birthdays:

1865 - Fred Hartman
1909 - Bill Chamberlain
1937 - Gary Peters
1975 - Carlos Castillo
1977 - Kip Wells
1980 - Jeff Keppinger
1987 - Brent Morel

1 comment:

Johngy said...

I always wonder what the deal is when I hear of stuff like him signing and then departing 10 days later. Did the Sox just need to look at him and had to lock him in just in case? I always liked Kip.

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