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Gene Nelson (baseball)

Gene Nelson
Born: (1960-12-03) December 3, 1960
Tampa, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 4, 1981, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1993, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 53–64
Earned run average 4.13
Strikeouts 655
Career highlights and awards

Wayland Eugene Nelson II (born December 3, 1960), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1981 to 1993. After beginning his career as a starting pitcher with the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners, Nelson gradually converted to a relief role starting in 1983. He was a key member of the ace relief staff that helped propel the Oakland Athletics to three pennant-winning seasons from 1988 to 1990, frequently setting up Dennis Eckersley for his saves. Nelson posted a 1.57 ERA in 1990 and earned a 9-6 record in 1988. After seeing his performance slip in 1991 and 1992, he closed out his career in 1993 with a 3.12 ERA while pitching for the California Angels and Texas Rangers. Gene Nelson Boulevard, which leads to the Little League fields at John S. Burks Memorial Park in Dade City, FL, is named after Nelson, who grew up there. Gene Nelson is married.

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  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube

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