David Wells Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 08, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on May 19, 2022
David Wells is a pitcher common for Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and Baltimore Orioles.
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About David Wells

David Lee Wells is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.
David has spent 21 seasons with nine different organizations, most prominently the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees. David Wells has been nicknamed ‘Boomer.’
David was regarded as one of the league's greatest left-handed pitchers throughout his career, and he appeared in three All-Star games. David pitched his game as the 15th perfect game in baseball history in 1998. Wells also played in six playoff games, tying him for the most with Kenny Lofton, and won two World Series victories. Following his retirement in 2007, Wells worked as an MLB broadcaster on TBS and as the host of 'The Cheap Seats' show on FOXSports.com.
David Wells is a pitcher who has been officially playing for Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, and many more teams. Know about his net worth, personal, and professional life here below.

David Wells' Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is David Wells’ net worth?

David Wells has a net worth of $20 million. He has built his being in several teams like Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees, along with others.

How much does David Wells earn per year?

David Wells has earnings of around $4 million every year. He earned his salary from Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Wells?

David Wells is 6 ft 3 in (190 cm ) tall.

How old is David Wells?

Wells was born in Torrance, California, the United States of America, on May 20, 1963. As a result, he turns 59 on May 20, 2022.

Childhood And Education

His parents never married and lived separate lives. Thus, he was brought up in Torrance, California, alone by his mother. Wells grew up believing that his father, David Pritt, had died. However, at the age of 22, he discovered that Pritt was still alive and followed him down to begin a new connection with him. There is no information about his siblings.
Wells was raised in the Ocean Beach area of San Diego, where he attended local public schools and was entirely reliant on his mother, who worked many jobs to support him and his four siblings.
In 1982, he graduated from Point Loma High School, where he participated in baseball and basketball. He was a self-proclaimed 'gym rat' who spent much of his hours at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center and Robb Field when he was there. Wells was the best pitcher at Point Loma High School and tossed a perfect game in his senior year.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is David Wells’ partner?

David Wells has been married to his lovely life partner, Nina Fisher, since 2000. Nina Fisher has been blessed with two children, Brandon Miles, and Lars Van. He now lives in San Diego along with his family. Earlier, he lived in Torrance, California. In addition, he is a huge Babe Ruth admirer and also has a tattoo of him. Babe Ruth was an American professional baseball player; who played 22 seasons in MLB.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Wells started as a receiver for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1987 and did not become a full-time player until he turned 30 years old. Wells had a 47–46 record and a 3.88 ERA in six seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. Wells was a part of the World Series-winning squad in 1992, his first championship ring. On March 30, 1993, he was dismissed by the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training.
On April 3, only a few days after being dropped by the Toronto Blue Jays, Wells signed with the Detroit Tigers.  Wells had an 11-9 record and a 4.19 ERA in 32 appearances (30 starts) in 1993. Wells started 16 games in 1994, when the season was cut short due to a strike, going 5-7 with a 3.96 ERA and five complete games. He broke through as a top-tier pitcher in 1995, when he was 32 years old. Wells got his first All-Star Game appearance after opening the season 10–3 with a 3.04 ERA for the struggling last-place Detroit Tigers.
Wells was dealt with the Cincinnati Reds on July 31 in exchange for C. J. Nitkowski, Mark Lewis, and minor leaguer Dave Tuttle. Wells had a 6–5 record and a 3.59 ERA with the Cincinnati Reds.
Wells was dealt with the Baltimore Orioles after the 1995 season in exchange for Curtis Goodwin and minor leaguer Trovin Valdez. In 1996, he tossed 224 innings, a then-career-high, but concluded with an 11–14 record and a 5.14 ERA.
Wells joined as a franchise player with the New York Yankees in 1997, his favorite team because of his longtime admiration for baseball hero Babe Ruth. He requested Ruth's long-retired uniform number, number 3, and was, of course, rejected. He eventually took 33 for the New York Yankees.
Then on June 28, 1997, Wells took the mound wearing an original 1934 Babe Ruth cap that he had purchased for $35,000 the day before. Manager Joe Torre ordered Wells to remove it after the first inning because it did not meet uniform standards. Officials fined Wells $2,500, which Wells gladly paid and subsequently stated was a minor price to pay for the excitement of wearing the hat on the field, even though Wells blew a 3–0 lead so that the Cleveland Indians won 12–8.
Wells pitched particularly effectively in the Yankees' record-breaking 1998 season after compiling a 16–10 record in 1997. He went 18–4, was fifth in the league in ERA (3.49), was third in Cy Young Award voting, and won his second World Series ring.
After the season, Wells was traded back to the Blue Jays in exchange for Roger Clemens and Homer Bush, and Graeme Lloyd. Wells was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated immediately before the 2000 All-Star Game during his time with the Blue Jays.
Wells and pitcher Matt DeWitt were transferred to the Chicago White Sox in a move that sparked outrage. The Chicago White Sox had a primary trade target; starting pitcher Mike Sirotka was injured at the time of the trade and never appeared in the major league again. The transaction did not go well for the Chicago White Sox, though, as Wells suffered from back problems in 2001.
Wells returned to the Yankees after a brief stint with the Chicago White Sox, a move that was fraught with controversy because he had previously agreed to terms with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Despite losing some velocity on his fastball, he kept his exceptional curveball and control and compiled a 19–7 record in 2002.
Wells achieved his 200th career win on September 28, 2003, the final day of the regular season, in a game coached by Clemens, who had won his 300th game earlier in the season and was supposed to be departing from baseball (Clemens ended up delaying his retirement). Clemens took Wells out of the game in the eighth inning after normal Yankees manager Joe Torre allowed Clemens to supervise the final match of the regular season.
Some Yankees supporters chastised Wells for being unable to pitch in Game 5 of the 2003 World Series. He began the game but exited in the first inning with a terrible backache, forcing Torre to utilize his bullpen to finish it. The Yankees lost.
The San Diego Padres signed Wells to a one-year deal as a free agent on January 1, 2004.
David Wells signed a two-year contract with the Boston Red Sox on December 11, 2004. In the Red Sox team, he wore uniform number 3, in homage to Babe Ruth. After the 2005 season, David Wells wanted a transfer back to the West Coast from the Red Sox. But he finally retracted his request and resigned himself to pitching for the Red Sox one more year.
David Wells entered the 2006 season on the injured list because he was still recuperating from right knee surgery. On August 31, 2006, when the Red Sox's chances of making the playoffs dwindled, Wells had a goal. He wanted to complete his career pitching for a West Coast team, and a playoff contender was realized on August 31, 2006, when he was dealt back to the Padres for top catchers prospect George Kottaras.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Wells on August 23, 2007. On August 26, he made his debut start with the Dodgers against the New York Mets. He gave only two earned runs in five innings of work. Wells also advanced to first base on a bunt single, scored a run, and took the win. He was the Los Angeles Dodgers' oldest pitcher to start a game.
At the age of 44, Wells got the first multi-hit game of his 21-year career on September 13, 2007, against the San Diego Padres team. He singled and doubled off ex-teammate Greg Maddux. Wells ended the season 4–1 with a 5.12 ERA for the Dodgers against San Diego Padres. Following the conclusion of the season, Wells filed for free agency.

David Wells’s Hobbies And Interests

On August 2, 2008, Wells attended the 62nd Annual Old Timers Day at Yankee Stadium. Here at the Yankee stadium, he stated that he would not formally retire but that his pitching career was likely over.
Wells began working for MLB on TBS in 2009, covering regular and playoff games. Wells took over as host of The Cheap Seats' on FOXSports in 2011. Wells began delivering color commentary for the YES Network in 2019.
Jane Mitchell interviewed David Wells for the television show 'One on One' in 2010. He spoke about being with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and Baltimore Orioles, among other teams he has been on.

Other Interesting David Wells Facts And Trivia

In July 1985, David Wells underwent Tommy John surgery in Torrance, California.
David Wells spent several years as an assistant baseball coach at his alma school, Point Loma High School. He used his experience of playing for Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, and others as his base.
On June 17, 2014, the San Diego high school announced that Wells would be their head baseball coach beginning with the 2014–2015 academic year. In 2010, the team's home field was renamed David Wells Field. David Wells Field underwent a $2 million refurbishment in 2014, which was funded by the San Diego Unified School District and David Wells. All this helped him increase his net worth.
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David Wells Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Lee Wells

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Torrance, California



190 cm

Eye Color



Baseball Pitcher, Actor


Point Loma High School

Net Worth



Nina Fisher


David Pritt

Annual Earnings

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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