Walt Terrell

Walt Terrell
Born: (1958-05-11) May 11, 1958
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1982, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1992, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 111–124
Earned run average 4.22
Strikeouts 929

Charles Walter Terrell (born May 11, 1958) is a retired Major League Baseball player. A starting pitcher, Terrell pitched from 1982 to 1992 for the New York Mets (1982–1984), Detroit Tigers (1985–1988), San Diego Padres (1989), New York Yankees (1989), Pittsburgh Pirates (1990), and the Tigers (1990–1992).


On April 1, 1982, the Mets traded outfielder Lee Mazzilli to the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Ron Darling and Terrell.

On August 6, 1983, Terrell hit a two-run home run off future Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs in the third inning, then another two-run homer the very next inning. Jenkins shut down the rest of the offense, but lost the game 4-1. Later that same month, Terrell had another three hits, including a three-run home run. In five years as a hitter, Terrell logged only three home runs and ten runs batted in but all three home runs and seven of the ten RBI came in a seventeen-day span.

Against the California Angels at Tiger Stadium on August 20, 1986, Terrell had a no-hitter broken up with two out in the ninth by a Wally Joyner double. It was the only hit he would allow in a 3-0 Tiger victory.

He also surrendered the first of Mark McGwire's 583 home runs on August 25, 1986.

He was 111-124 in 321 games, with a 4.22 all-time ERA. He struck out 929 in 1,986.2 innings pitched.


Terrell was born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and attended Morehead State University, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He had several children.

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