March 18, 2001 I have a recollection of him throwing a wild pitch on an intentional walk.
August 13, 2001 A great baseball coach as well as a pitcher. Everytime he said something you had to think about it in a way that could only be thought about by a pitcher. Knowledgeable of the science of baseball. He was my high school baseball coah here in Portland, Oregon. Helping me achive all I have, now without a direction I look into the wind and seek a reason to proceed.
June 1, 2003 Another GEM picked up under the DeRoulet regime. He had good velocity but lacked control.
July 1, 2004 By the time Wayne Twitchell came to the Mets, all he had left was his reputation.
Which wasn't much in the first place.
October 29, 2010 I just checked the Necrology section of this site and saw that Wayne died on September 16. I guess I figured every baseball player of note would have an obituary in the papers, but I never saw one for Mr. Twitchell. Alas, it's always sad when a Met dies, especially one I saw play. Rest in peace, Wayne.
October 29, 2010 I can remember being at Shea on a Saturday Afternoon and seeing Wayne get hit hard.
He was the first Met player I ever booed. This guy was not good enough for the '79 Mets!!!
May he rest in peace.
November 24, 2010 Sorry to hear of his passing. Big guy who stood 6' 6" tall. Had a career year for the 1973 Phils going 13 - 9 2.50 with 169 K's and 5 shutouts. He also pitched a scoreless inning in the All-Star game that year giving up a leadoff double then getting the next 3 outs including striking out Reggie Jackson. In August 1979 the Mets sold him to the Mariners where he finished up his career that year. He pitched from 1970 - 1979 making him probably one of a few who played for 10 years all in one decade.
August 11, 2015 In 1973, I was a 19 year old rookie in the Philadelphia's minor league camp in Clearwater, Florida. I had the opportunity to watch Wayne Twitchell pitch in a game at the Clearwater complex which left a lasting impression on me. I had never seen a pitcher throw as hard as Wayne Twitchell pitched that day. He struck out the side in each of the two innings he threw and 40 years later I still remember his dynamic fastball.