John Wyatt

Wyatt saved 70 games in four years as the ace of the woeful A’s bullpen (1962-65). In 1964, his All-Star year, he led the AL with 81 appearances, then an ML record. Traded to the Red Sox in mid-1966, he had another fine year as Boston’s stopper in 1967, playing an important part in their “Impossible Dream” pennant with a 10-7, 20-save season. In Game Six of the World Series he let the Cardinals tie the score, but when the Red Sox rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh he became the fourth black pitcher to get a WS victory.