Adam Wainwright

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Adam Wainwright born Adam Parrish Wainwright is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. The Atlanta Braves selected him 29th overall in the first round of the 2000 amateur draft from Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia.

Adam Wainwright Biography

Adam Wainwright born Adam Parrish Wainwright is an American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. The Atlanta Braves selected him 29th overall in the first round of the 2000 amateur draft from Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia.

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Adam Wainwright Age

Adam was born on 30 August 1981, Brunswick, Georgia, United States.

Adam Wainwright Height

He stands at a height of 2.01mHe stands at a height of 2.01m

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Adam Wainwright Family

Nancy Wainwright (Mother)

Bill Wainwright (Father)

Trey Wainwright (Brother)

Jenny Curry (Spouse)

Adam Wainwright Career

2011
Shortly after reporting to spring training, Wainwright experienced discomfort in his right elbow while pitching batting practice on February 21. Three days later, the Cardinals announced that Wainwright would miss the entire 2011 season – and possibly the first three months of the next season – after finding that ulnar collateral ligament damage necessitated Tommy John surgery (TJS). George Paletta, the team physician, performed the surgery on February 28 in St. Louis and it was deemed “a success.” Former clients for the same surgery included teammates Chris Carpenter, Jaime García, and Kyle McClellan. Wainwright’s contract featured options for 2012 and 2013 totaling $21 million with a provision that they would not automatically vest if he ended the 2011 season on the disabled list.

The Cardinals made the playoffs as a wild card entry, overtaking the Braves on the final day of the season. They eventually won the World Series, defeating the Texas Rangers four games to three. The Cardinals awarded Wainwright his second World Series ring, in spite of not pitching the entire season. It was also the second ring he won even though he had yet to start in a World Series game.

2012

Wainwright pitching in 2012
Fully recovered after TJS and rehabilitation, Wainwright was ready ahead of schedule for spring training. Statistically, the 2012 season proved to be an overall disappointment season by Wainwright’s standards, as he wound up 14–13 with a 3.94 ERA. However, it was encouraging in regards to the health of his right arm as he completed the entire season without any issues. In addition, pitchers recovering from TJS often find it challenging at first to throw with the same command as before the surgery, and thus to achieve post-surgery results equal to pre-surgery results. This was the case at first with Wainwright.

On May 22, he threw his first complete game shutout since August 6, 2010, and the third of his career in his ninth complete game. It was a four-hit, 4–0 win at home against the San Diego Padres, striking out nine and walking only one. He reached his 1,000th career inning on July 29. The May 22 start marked a turning point in the season. During a 13-start stretch until August 3, he pitched ​85 2⁄3 innings, striking out 83 while allowing just four home runs and 17 BB. He attributed the improvement to being able to sustain the usual finishing movement on his pitches through late innings, which earlier in the season, had eluded him, thus making his pitches easier to hit. He also corrected a subtle flaw that had developed on the grip of his curveball during a bullpen session prior to the start against San Diego. The flaw made it increasingly difficult to throw the curveball for consistent strikes.

2013
On March 28, 2013, the Cardinals announced they and Wainwright had agreed to a five-year contract extension. At the time, he was under the last year of his previous contract, so the new deal extended him through 2018. With a total value of $97.5 million, it was the largest contract ever for a Cardinals pitcher. On April 18, he became the first pitcher in baseball since 1900 to achieve 28 strikeouts and zero walks in his first four starts of a season. Slim Sallee established the franchise record exactly one hundred years earlier by not issuing a walk in his first 40 innings. Wainwright’s streak ended in a start at Washington on April 23 after 34 ​2⁄3 innings and 133 batters faced.

The first MLB pitcher to post 10 wins on June 13, Wainwright put up seven scoreless innings in a 2–1 defeat of the Mets at Citi Field. Moreover, his strikeout of David Wright was his first of the game and the 1,000th of his career. He allowed six hits and struck out a total of four. Wainwright became the NL Pitcher of the Month for June with a 4–2 record and 1.77 ERA. With 40 strikeouts for the month, Wainwright issued just six walks while holding opposing batters to a .220 average. Through that point in the season, he was 11–5 with a 2.22 ERA, and was the MLB leader with four complete games and a 9.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

In successive starts against the Reds in late August, Wainwright allowed 15 runs, both losses. He struck out eight in seven shutout innings on September 7 at home in a 5–0 win over the first-place Pirates in earning his 16th victory of the season. The Pirates, Reds, and Cardinals were all close contenders for the Central division title in September. The win gave the Cardinals first place over the Pirates by ​1⁄2 game, and ​1 1⁄2 games over the Reds. Wainwright’s seven strikeouts increased his career total to 1,103, passing Dizzy Dean (1,095) for second place among Cardinals’ pitchers. Only Bob Gibson (3,117 in 528 games) had more.

In a 60-inning stretch following the All-Star break Wainwright had walked 14, compared with 15 in ​146 2⁄3 IP before the break. When fellow starter Shelby Miller defeated Nationals’ starter Jordan Zimmerman on September 26, he denied him his 20th victory. Two days later, Wainwright, who was second in the league with 18 entering the game, defeated the Chicago Cubs in his final start of the season to tie Zimmerman for the lead in wins at 19. Wainwright also became just the third pitcher in franchise history to twice lead the league in wins, joining Dizzy Dean (1934–35) and Mort Cooper (1942–43). He also led the NL in games started (34), innings pitched (​241 2⁄3), hits allowed (223), and batters faced (956), and was third in strikeouts.

The Cardinals faced the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, and called upon Wainwright to start Game 1 against Jon Lester. It was Wainwright’s first World Series appearance since 2006, and first start. He allowed five runs and St. Louis lost, 8–1. In Game 5, a rematch against Lester, the Cardinals again lost, this time 3–1. Wainwright struck out 10 in seven innings, becoming the first Cardinal to reach double digits in strikeouts since Gibson against the Detroit Tigers in 1968. After the Cardinals took a 2–1 Series lead, the Red Sox won the final three games to take the title.

Wainwright won his second Gold Glove award in 2013. In the Cy Young balloting, Wainwright placed second, his second such ranking, and finished 23rd in the NL MVP voting.

2014
Starting for the Cardinals against the Reds on Opening Day, March 31, 2014, Wainwright won his 100th career decision. In seven innings, he struck out nine and gave up just three singles in a 1–0 win. It was the first Opening Day win of his career while shutting out the Reds on Opening Day for the first time since 1953. At Nationals Park against Washington on April 17, he pitched a two-hit shutout, winning 8–0. He gave up the first hit in the second inning with a high infield chopper, but none after until two outs into the ninth. He walked three and struck out eight. It was his seventh career shutout. In an April 27 start against the Pirates, he tallied eight scoreless innings to extend a streak to 25 innings as the Cardinals won, 7–0, but was pulled before he could get a complete game due to concerns over his April 22 hyperextended right knee injury. His streak of 25 scoreless innings ended in the first inning on May 2 in a loss against the Cubs, to whom he allowed six runs.

Arguably the finest game of Wainwright’s career was his 195th start on May 20, a one-hitter against the Diamondbacks. He retired the first 11 batters before giving up a double to Paul Goldschmidt in the fourth inning. After the hit, he retired the final 16 batters consecutively, facing only 28, one over the minimum for a perfect game. He walked none and struck out nine, throwing 115 pitches, 86 for strikes. It was his seventh win of the year, tying for the National League lead and his 106th career victory against 59 losses. It also tied him for eighth place with Sallee on the all-time Cardinals’ pitching win list and was his eighth career shutout. He followed that effort with eight more scoreless innings on May 25. Between those two starts, he gave up just one walk and struck out a major-league-leading 21 batters in 17 scoreless innings. He was named NL Co-Player of the Week with Dodgers starter Josh Beckett, who threw a no-hitter on May 25. However, he missed his June 16 against the Mets due to elbow tendinitis, but an MRI showed no structural damage to the Tommy John surgically-repaired ligament.

After leading the NL with a 1.79 ERA and 11 wins through July 6, Wainwright was selected to his third All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was selected as the NL’s starting pitcher for the first time in his career. Besides two starts in which he gave up seven runs to the Giants and six to the Cubs, he had allowed 13 runs in 16 of his first 18 starts. Nine of those starts included totals with seven or more innings pitched and zero earned runs allowed. Per the Elias Sports Bureau (ESB), it was the first time in Major League history that any pitcher achieved that feat in his first eighteen starts of the season.

When the Cardinals defeated the Brewers 10–2 on July 12, Wainwright finished his pre-All Star break total with a 12–4 record and a 1.83 ERA. Further, he joined Hall of Fame member Steve Carlton as the only Cardinals to post an ERA less than 2.00 and at least 12 wins before the All-Star break (1969). In that game, Wainwright posted his major-league-leading 15th start of the season with at least seven innings pitched and two or fewer runs allowed. At the plate, his run batted in-single scored rookie Oscar Taveras for his 100th career hit.

In the All-Star Game, Wainwright incurred controversy over his remarks about facing leadoff hitter Derek Jeter. Jeter, who was retiring after the season, doubled on Wainwright’s second pitch of the game. During interviews, he admitted that he gave Jeter an easy pitch to hit. “I was gonna give him a couple pipe shots. He deserved it”, Wainwright said. “I didn’t know he was gonna hit a double or I might have changed my mind.” Wainwright later recanted, stating that it was in humor, and that he was “not intentionally giving up hits out there.”

Conversely, Jeter was appreciative. “He grooved them? The first one was a little cutter that he threw down and away. He probably assumed I was swinging. So he didn’t groove the first one. The second was about 90, a two-seamer that stayed on a really good … No, I don’t know, man”, he paused and smiled, drawing laughs from reporters. “I have no idea. If he grooved it, thank you. You still got to hit it.”

Following the All-Star break, Wainwright temporarily struggled to keep the consistency of the first half of the season due to frequent elbow irritation. In June, he gave just four ER in 31 IP for a 1.16 ERA, and followed that up with a 1.62 ERA in July. His results reversed in August when he allowed 22 ER in ​38 1⁄3 IP for a 5.17 ERA. However, in September, he posted a 1.38 ERA in 39 IP with 29 SO and a 5–0 W–L. He was subsequently named the NL Pitcher of the Month for September.
After the season, Wainwright had a procedure to remove part of the cartilage of the right elbow on October 24. At times – commencing in June – he had altered his mechanics to mitigate the discomfort. In his third-to-last and second-to-last starts of the season – which were in the NLDS against the Dodgers and NLCS against the Giants – he was unable to complete five innings in both starts. This led to speculation Wainwright was pitching with pain, which he denied.

Through the 2014 had a career 132 ERA+, third-highest for an active pitcher who has a minimum of 1,000 innings, and a .643 winning percentage, fourth-highest for active pitchers. He finished third in the Cy Young voting for 2014, his third such placing, and fourth time he was positioned in the top three.

2015
The Cardinals selected Wainwright to make his fourth career Opening Day start, and the season-opening game for MLB in 2015, in what was also the first-ever MLB Opening Night game. He was credited with the win as the Cardinals defeated the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 3–0. On April 25, he left the game against the Brewers in the top of the fifth after suffering an ankle injury while batting. The next day, the Cardinals placed him on the 15-day disabled list, and announced the following day that he had an Achilles tendon rupture and would likely miss the remainder of the season. He underwent successful surgery to repair the tendon on April 30.

With a recovery initially expected to take nine to twelve months, he had made four appearances through that point in the season, going 2–1 with a 1.44 ERA. As the season progressed, he consistently stated his goal was to return to pitching before the end of season. After working diligently to accelerate his recovery, the Cardinals announced on September 21 that he was cleared to resume baseball activities, two weeks prior to the conclusion of the regular season. His actual recovery took five months.

Making his first appearance of the season since April, Wainwright pitched a scoreless inning of relief in the first game of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh on September 30, an 8–2 loss. It was his first relief appearance since the 2006 World Series. He was named the Hutch Award winner for 2015.

2016

Wainwright (middle) flanked by teammates Matt Adams (left) and Matt Carpenter (right) after hitting a three-run home run in 2016
The Cardinals announced before spring training that Wainwright would be the Opening Day starter in 2016, his fifth time. For the three previous seasons, he had gone 41–19 with a 2.61 ERA. For the second consecutive season, the Cardinals opened the MLB season, this time at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 3. The Cardinals lost the game, 4–1, with Wainwright taking the first loss of the season. He hit his first home run of season in a 10–3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on May 2, also being credited with his second win. In each of four consecutive plate appearances spanning April 27 to May 7, he became the first Cardinal pitcher since 1900 to garner an extra base hit while batting, per Elias Sports Bureau. On the mound, he struggled early, yielding a 5.04 ERA in his first 16 starts of the season.

Wainwright pitched a three-hit, complete-game shutout and 5−0 win against Miami on July 15, 2016; the first hit he allowed was a double to Adeiny Hechavarria in the sixth inning. With four RBI against Colorado on September 20, Wainwright increased his season total to 18, the highest total for all pitchers in the designated hitter era – since 1973 – and the most since Ferguson Jenkins drove in 20 for the Cubs in 1971.

2017
On April 21, 2017, Wainwright struck out nine and hit a home run with four RBI while the Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 6−3. His May 27 appearance was the 330th of his career, tying him with Larry Jackson (1955−1962) for tenth place in games pitched for the Cardinals. while passing Al Hrabosky. Wainwright pitched six scoreless innings versus Los Angeles on June 1, while hitting a two-run home run facing Brandon McCarthy, for a 2−0 win.

On July 17, he passed Bill Doak for fifth place in wins (145) for the Cardinals. On the same day, he became the only active major league pitcher with multiple seasons of 10+ RBI (2016–17) .

The Cardinals placed Wainwright on the 10-day DL on July 25 due to mid-back tightness, retroactive to July 23. It was the fourth time in his career that he had been placed on the DL. He was activated from the DL on August 6, and totalled 11 innings in three starts. On August 18, the Cardinals placed him back on the DL for right elbow impingement. Wainwright reported pain in his right elbow for the second consecutive season and showed a precipitous drop in velocity in his latest starts. Treatments on the right elbow that Wainwright received during the season included trimming cartilage and an injection of platelet-rich plasma into the joint. In 23 games he had started, he allowed a 5.12 ERA with 12−5 W−L record. Wainwright returned to pitch on September 18 from the bullpen for the remainder of the season.

In 2017, Wainwright won his first career Silver Slugger Award, the first Cardinal pitcher to win the award since Bob Forsch (1980 and 1987) and Jason Marquis (2005). He batted .262/.279/.452, a career-high .731 OPS, and two home runs. He led all pitchers with seven runs scored and 11 RBI, and, among all with at least 40 plate appearances, in slugging percentage and OPS. He also hit .462 with runners in scoring position.

After the season, Wainwright underwent right elbow surgery to remove a cartilage flap, the first surgery on the elbow since having Tommy John surgery in 2011. The cartilage flap was believed to have caused a bone bruise which led to reduced velocity and efficacy of his breaking pitches. Recovery time was expected to take six weeks with full readiness in time for the 2018 season.

2018
Wainwright began the 2018 season on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring sprain. He was reactivated on April 5, but placed on the disabled list once again with right elbow inflammation on April 22. He was activated once again on May 13 and started that same day against the San Diego Padres. He gave up two runs and walked six batters in 2.1 innings as San Diego defeated St. Louis 5-3. Two days later, on May 15, he was placed back on the 10-day DL before being transferred to the 60-day DL on May 17.

Adam Wainwright Contract

When the Atlanta Braves selected him 29th overall in the first round of the 2000 MLB draft, Wainwright chose to forgo college to go straight to the pros, signing a contract that included a $1.25 million bonus. The Braves had been his favorite team growing up. Less than two weeks after high school graduation Wainwright reported to the Braves rookie team and soon advanced to Atlanta’s Class A Danville Braves in the Appalachian League. He pitched for the Macon Braves in the South Atlantic League in 2001 where he broke the team record for strikeouts, previously held by Bruce Chen, with 184.

Wainwright’s contract featured options for 2012 and 2013 totaling $21 million with a provision that they would not automatically vest if he ended the 2011 season on the disabled list.

On March 28, 2013, the Cardinals announced they and Wainwright had agreed to a five-year contract extension. At the time, he was under the last year of his previous contract, so the new deal extended him through 2018. With a total value of $97.5 million, it was the largest contract ever for a Cardinals pitcher.

Adam Wainwright Stats

Year

Team

GP

CG

ER

SO

W

L

Sv

WHIP

ERA

2019

Cardinals

2

0

5

12

1

0

0

1.30

4.50

2018

Cardinals

8

0

20

40

2

4

0

1.46

4.46

2017

Cardinals

24

0

70

96

12

5

0

1.50

5.11

2016

Cardinals

33

1

102

161

13

9

0

1.40

4.62

2015

Cardinals

7

0

5

20

2

1

0

1.04

1.61

2014

Cardinals

32

5

60

179

20

9

0

1.03

2.38

2013

Cardinals

34

5

79

219

19

9

0

1.07

2.94

2012

Cardinals

32

3

87

184

14

13

0

1.25

3.94

2010

Cardinals

33

5

62

213

20

11

0

1.05

2.42

2009

Cardinals

34

1

68

212

19

8

0

1.21

2.63

2008

Cardinals

20

1

47

91

11

3

0

1.18

3.20

2007

Cardinals

32

1

83

136

14

12

0

1.40

3.70

2006

Cardinals

61

0

26

72

2

1

3

1.15

3.12

2005

Cardinals

2

0

3

0

0

0

0

1.50

13.50

Career

354

22

717

1,635

149

85

3

1.21

3.32

Adam Wainwright Net Worth

He has a net worth of $55 million.

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Arguably the finest game of Wainwright’s career was his 195th start on May 20, a one-hitter against the Diamondbacks. He retired the first 11 batters before giving up a double to Paul Goldschmidt in the fourth inning. After the hit, he retired the final 16 batters consecutively, facing only 28, one over the minimum for a perfect game. He walked none and struck out nine, throwing 115 pitches, 86 for strikes. It was his seventh win of the year, tying for the National League lead and his 106th career victory against 59 losses. It also tied him for eighth place with Sallee on the all-time Cardinals’ pitching win list and was his eighth career shutout

Adam Wainwright Trade

The Atlanta Braves selected him 29th overall in the first round of the 2000 amateur draft from Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia. His performance in the minor leagues brought him notice as one of the Braves’ top pitching prospects. The Braves traded him to the Cardinals after the 2003 season, receiving outfielder J. D. Drew in a deal which has since been considered lopsided in favor of the Cardinals. Wainwright made his MLB debut on September 11, 2005, against the New York Mets.

In December of that year, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired Wainwright with pitchers Jason Marquis and Ray King in a trade that sent outfielder J. D. Drew and utility player Eli Marrero to the Braves.

Adam Wainwright Foundation| Charity

Founded in 2013 by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and his brother Trey Wainwright, Big League Impact Inc., is a 501  nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives, restore dignity and instill hope in our local communities and around the globe.

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