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Vernon Wells from the Chronology
Sep 24, 2006 - In the Red Sox 13-4 loss to host Toronto, David Ortiz ties the AL single season record with 32 homers on the road (Babe Ruth, 1927). It is Big Papi’s #53 on the year. The Blue Jays get three RBI each from Alexis Rios, Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay.
Apr 21, 2006 - The Blue Jays defeat the Red Sox, 7-6, in 12 innings despite a pair of HRs by Manny Ramirez. Ramirez becomes the 4th person in ML history to hit 200 or more homers for 2 different teams—the Indians and the Sox. Jimmie Foxx, Mark McGwire, and Rafael Palmeiro also performed the feat. The Jays score 4 runs in the 8th on 3 homers—by Russ Adams, Vernon Wells and Troy Glaus, then score the winner in the 12th on Lyle Overbay's double off of Rudy Seanez.
Aug 24, 2002 - The Orioles drop a pair to the Blue Jays losing 4-1 and 8-3. This is the start of a miserable 4-31 year-end slide. In game 1 a makeup of a July 23 rainout Vernon Wells has 4 hits including a homer and scores 3 runs. Pete Walker pitches 7 innings for the win. The bright spot for Baltimore is Mike Bordick who fields 4 chances flawlessly to set a ML record with 428 straight chances without an error. It breaks the mark that Cal Ripken set in 1990. Wells and Chris Woodward hit homers in game 2.
Jun 25, 2002 - The Blue Jays trounce the Devil Rays 20-11 scoring 20 runs in a game for the first time since 1978. Shannon Stewart scores 5 runs while 7 others score 23 apiece. Vernon Wells has 6 RBIs.
Jun 3, 1997 - The Anaheim Angels take Troy Glaus UCLA 3B with the 3rd pick. The Giants use 4th to take Seton Hall pitcher Jason Grilli son of former ML pitcher Steve. Grilli. Toronto uses #5 on Texas high schooler Vernon Wells. The Mets have the 6th pick and pick Tampa high schooler Geoff Goetz nixing another Florida pitcher Rick Ankiel because he is being advised by agent Scott Boras: Ankiel goes to the Cards at #72 (2nd round). Number 7 is the Royals and they take U of the Pacific fireballer Dan Reichert. Number 10 Jon Garland considered possibly the best high school pitching prospect in the draft goes to the Cubs who will swap him to the White Sox next July. The Reds take Scott Williamson on the 9th round.