David Wells Obituary

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That October, Wells followed Orlando “El Duque’’ Hernandez’s clutch Game 4 win at Cleveland, which tied the AL Championship Series, with a Game 5 victory at Cleveland.It was a rare public rebuke by the manager, “and Boomer was really hurt by it,’’ Cone, now a YES Network and ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst, recalled this week at Rogers Centre in Toronto, where the Yankees are playing the Blue Jays.

One year later, Cone was involved in his own quest to pitch a perfect game – which he achieved on the same Yankee Stadium mound, against the Montreal Expos.
Long after the last out was secured, after his teammates carried him off in celebration of his perfect game, David Wells was summoned back onto the field at Yankee Stadium.

A series of early-season events came to a head on May 6, a steamy night in Texas, when Wells was knocked out early, and Torre questioned the big lefty’s fitness.“I tried to loosen him up. I just sensed that he needed it that at that point,’’ said Cone, who at one point told Wells to break out a knuckleball (a pitch that was not in his arsenal). In his recently published book, “The 1998 Yankees: The Inside Story of the Greatest Baseball Team Ever,’’ YES Network analyst Jack Curry writes about Cone’s personal impact on Wells’ season. “The contrast of actually doing it and watching it, I’m not sure exactly which one was worse,’’ said Cone. “I was a wreck for him because I knew how much it meant to him and how much it meant to our team to see him have a game like that, that could really propel him.’’

“I ended up really getting close to him. I didn’t anticipate that,’’ said Cone. “I kind of started off with, let’s see if we can get him going and kind of turn the corner in his relationship with Torre and the team and kind of befriend him a little bit.

“It helped me keep him out of jail. That was priority number one,’’ Cone said with a laugh. “But all kidding aside, we had a lot of fun that year, we talked a lot, we stayed up late.
“He bounced off the walls, just couldn’t sit in his room and stare at the ceiling,’’ Cone said. “He kind of embellished at times too, but apparently (the hangover story) is true.’’“I just knew it was a career-altering event for him,’’ Cone said in an interview with NorthJersey.com. “That a day like that could really have an impact on him, and I wanted him to kind of soak it all in.”

DANVERS – Mr. David A. Wells, 91 of Danvers, formerly of Acton and Cotuit and the beloved husband of Catherine (Sellers) Wells, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at the Kaplan House in Danvers with his loving family by his side.Truly talented in many aspects of his life, David enjoyed spending his time creating beautiful artwork through sketching and watercolor. He was extremely detail oriented and patient, piecing together wooden sailboat models that he cherished within his home and crafting beautiful woodworking pieces for family and friends. As a family, the Wells’ enjoyed summering in Meredith, New Hampshire at their cottage home on Lake Waukewan which they purchased in 1967. “The cottage” was a partially built structure that David took pleasure in completing with his carpentry and engineering skills. It was a special place for the family including extended family and friends. They enjoyed sailing, fishing, canoeing and waterskiing on the lake and the town of Meredith truly became a second home.  Upon his college graduation, David enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country in Fort Huachuka, Arizona, as the Korean War was slowing down.  Following his honorable discharge from the military in 1956, David started his long-term professional career with Raytheon as an Engineer. It was during his career at Raytheon that he would meet Catherine Sellers who would become his wife and together they would spend the next 60+ years raising a family and creating a wonderful life full of memories, love and joy. David and Catherine were married in 1962, the same year they purchased their home in Acton, Massachusetts. They spent 30 years in Acton raising four children and opening their home to relatives, friends, neighbors and numerous pets.Born in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, David was the son of the late Lynford and Helen (Cole) Wells. He was raised and educated in Vermont and continued his education at the University of Vermont, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1954 in Electrical Engineering.

After retiring in 1992, David and Catherine spent the next 20 years enjoying Cotuit, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. David loved sailing and purchased a Marshall catboat soon after the move, which they enjoyed for many years. He also loved golfing, tennis and bowling and excelled in any endeavor he set his mind to. In 2012, David and Catherine moved off the Cape to the North Shore of Boston to be closer to their children and grandchildren. David was a loving husband, father and grandfather (“Papa”), a truly devoted family man who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.    David was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Wells in 2017 and is survived by his wife, Catherine, his daughters, Jennifer Fuller and her husband, Richard of Swampscott and Gretchen Fisher and her husband, Atticus of Stoneham; his son, Scott Wells and his wife, Judy of Epping, NH and grandchildren, Alexa and Kayla Wells, William and Henry Fuller and Elsie and Davis Fisher. He is also survived by his sister, Connie Barton of Wilmington, VT and brother, John Wells and his wife, Chris of Ellsworth, ME and many nieces and nephews. Hours before pitching the game of his life, Tyler Wells dealt with unspeakable hardship.He was a sophomore in high school when his father, Jeff, got him out of class, his dad's face flush with sadness. He informed Tyler his grandmother had died.Wells, now a rising prospect with the Minnesota Twins Hours before pitching the game of his life, Tyler Wells dealt with unspeakable hardship.He was a sophomore in high school when his father, Jeff, got him out of class, his dad’s face flush with sadness. He informed Tyler his grandmother had died.Wells, now a rising prospect with the Minnesota TwinsThe Dignity Memorial® online obituary search tool gives you access to obituaries from thousands of locations across North America. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date. Once you find the obituary you are looking for, you can get important information about upcoming services, share a favorite photo or memory, and send flowers or gifts to the family. The story goes that Chesbro became so good with controlling the spitter that he could signal to his catcher exactly how the ball would break and where it would end up crossing the plate. Some historians believe that Chesbro was the first player to actually throw a spitball in a game. At his peak, his fastball sat in the low 90s and later in his career, the high 80s. But it was his pinpoint control, evidenced by his impressive walk rate of less than four percent of batters faced that made Wells a success in pinstripes.Instead of throwing heat past a batter—oftentimes because they simply can’t—these pitchers rely on command and movement to keep hitters off-balance and either hit lazy fly balls to the outfield or ground balls to the infield. Better known by some as Joe Torre’s pitching coach for the majority of his tenure as Yankees manager, Mel Stottlemyre spent his entire 11-year playing career in the Bronx. Over the course of two years, 2006 through 2007, Wang posted a 38-13 record with a 3.67 ERA—his 38 wins being the most by any pitcher in baseball during that span.

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Had Chien-Ming Wang not injured his foot running the bases against the Houston Astros in 2008, an injury that ultimately led to his shoulder problems and subsequent release by the Yankees, there’s no telling how successful he would have been.Chandler had a massive arsenal of seven pitches to choose from: a fastball that touched 90 MPH on occasion, a curve, an overhead sinker, a slider, a forkball, a screwball that acted like a changeup, and on occasion, a knuckleball.

Noted for being all business on the mound, his .717 winning percentage is good enough for third on the Yankees all time, behind only Johnny Murphy and CC Sabathia. Whitey had a wide array of pitches to choose from aside from his fastball, including a curve that had a big break to it, a sinker that looked like his fastball and his two go-to-pitches—a changeup and a slider—a pitch that Elston Howard called one of the best in the game. To whittle down the number of possibilities, we will take into account their entire body of work, not just strictly their walk/strikeout percentage—though to be considered, a pitcher must come in under that 24 percent mark and have spent a minimum of three seasons as a Yankee.

Twice a 20-game winner, Hoyt primarily used a curve and change to frustrate the opposition, working in his fastball when needed. His 13.89 BB/SO percentage is second only to Herb Pennock amongst Yankee pitchers with at least 300 starts to their name.
While it’s difficult to compare players from the early 1900s with players from today’s game, omitting Jack Chesbro simply because of the era that he played in would be both disingenuous and well, dumb.

Unlike a traditional finesse pitcher, Wang relied heavily on his fastball, often able to get it into the 94 MPH range. He also utilized a sinker, change and slider.
Wang is currently a member of the Washington Nationals as he continues his way back from shoulder surgery that forced him to miss all of 2010 and large parts of both 2009 and 2011.Hunter primarily used two pitches—a fastball and slider, though he also developed a change that he used on occasion against left-handed batters. When asked about catching Catfish, Ray Fosse, his former catcher with the Oakland A’s remarked:

Who was the youngest Hall of Famer?
On January 19, 1972, former Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Sandy Koufax was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. At 36 years and 20 days old, Koufax became the youngest player to ever be inducted.
With only one toe on his left foot, Red Ruffing spent 15 years in the Bronx after being acquired from the Boston Red Sox in 1930, at the urging of Bob Shawkey, the former ace of the Yankee rotation.Of course, the other reason he could be left off is that he basically only threw one pitch after joining the Yankees in 1903 and until he parted ways during the 1909 season—the spitball.I broke into the professional game, I did not have any great speed. I was not and I never have been a speed pitcher … There are many pitchers who can throw a faster ball than I can.An underrated pitcher, Stottlemyre won 20 games three times, and his career ERA of 2.97 is third-lowest in team history among pitchers who made at least 200 starts as a Yankee.

While years of strain on his arm and the effects of his diabetes ended up getting the better of him for the majority of his five-year tenure with the Yankees, Catfish Hunter still was an important piece on two World Series Championship teams in the Bronx.
Spud Chandler would spend his entire 11-year career with the Yankees, winning three World Series championships and taking home the AL MVP award in 1943.Herb Pennock spent 11 of his 22 years in the major leagues with the Yankees, winning 20 games three times and becoming another Hall of Fame player whom the Boston Red Sox gave to the Yankees.

A funeral director and vaudeville performer during the offseason, work that got him the moniker of “the Merry Mortician,” Waite Hoyt spent 10 of his 22 years as a major league pitcher with the Yankees, winning more games for them during the 1920s (155) than anyone else.Wells spent four seasons in the Bronx, winning two World Series championships and throwing a perfect game in 1998. He primarily threw his fastball and a big, overhand curve but also mixed in a slider and changeup to keep hitters off-balance.

Pennock was the master of the curveball, and he threw two variations of it—one sidearm, the other overhand—a pitch that Bill James and Rob Neyer ranked as the eighth best curve in history.
The team’s all-time leader in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts, among other things, Ford spent his entire 16-year career with the Yankees, winning six World Series championships along the way.We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019.

1989 was David’s first full season with the Jays, and he had a heck of a year, pitching in 54 games, all in relief and finishing 7-4 with a 2.40 ERA. He started the season as a long reliever going three or more innings several times, but he was used more as a setup man as the season went on. After the All-Star break, he was 5-0 with a 0.90 ERA. He had one appearance in our ALCS loss to Oakland.Boomer started 1991 in the rotation but moved to the pen in September, after a bad stretch of 5 starts, all losses. He had an 8.89 ERA in those games. The Jays went to a four-man rotation down the stretch. He had an excellent season going 15-10 with a 3.72 ERA in 28 starts and 12 relief appearances. He also led the league in picking runners off first, 13, a total that was higher than seven different teams. In our five-game loss to the Twins in the ALCS, Wells had four relief appearances and a 2.45 ERA.

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After the season, Gord Ash, showing why he shouldn’t have been GM, traded Wells and Matt DeWitt to the White Sox for Mike Sirotka, Kevin Beirne, Brian Simmons, and Mike Williams. Sirotka was injured and never again pitched in the majors, Ash didn’t make the trade contingent on a medical examination, and MLB ruled against the Jays and upheld the trade. The Jays soon fired Ash.

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He was a big pitcher with great control, a great curve, an above-average fastball early in his career, not so above average later, a slider, and a changeup. Since he pitched into his 40s, it is hard to say he would have had a better career if he kept himself in better shape. But then he has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, so there are other reasons to stay in shape.Wells has an ‘autobiography’ called ‘Perfect I’m Not: Boomer on Beer.’ Among other things, it said he pitched his perfect game with a hangover. He later said he was misquoted in the book, a strange claim for an autobiography.After the 1998 season, the Yankees traded Wells, Homer Bush, and Graeme Lloyd to the Jays for Roger Clemens. At the time, I wasn’t too happy about it, as even though Wells had pitched well in two of seasons before the trade, but not at the level Clemens had. Add in that Wells was 36, and since he didn’t take care of himself, I thought he wouldn’t age well. But Boomer was terrific for us, and Roger wasn’t as fantastic for the Yankees.In 1999 Wells went 17-10 for us with a 4.82 ERA while setting career highs for innings pitched with 231.2, leading the league, and strikeouts with 169, a club record at the time for a lefty. He also led the league in complete games with 7, as well as hits allowed. But with his excellent control, he could allow a lot of hits and still be an effective pitcher, and in 1999 he only allowed 2.41 walks/9 innings.

In 1990 Wells started in the bullpen but moved to the rotation in late May, after Mike Flanagan was released. And Wells stayed there the rest of the season. He made 25 starts and 18 relief appearances; he was 7th in ERA at 3.14, going 11-6.
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He finished with a 239-157 record, in 660 games, 489 of them starts. The Jays started his career as a reliever, which is an excellent way to get a pitcher into the big leagues and learn to pitch in low leverage spots, but the Jays couldn’t seem to put David into the starting rotation and leave him there. Partly because Cito didn’t like him, and likely some of Cito’s dislike was because he didn’t feel the need to keep himself in shape.
The Blue Jays drafted him in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft. Nine picks later, the Pirates took Barry Bonds, and later in the same round, Bo Jackson and Barry Larkin.

How fast did David Wells throw?
At his peak, his fastball sat in the low 90s and later in his career, the high 80s. But it was his pinpoint control, evidenced by his impressive walk rate of less than four percent of batters faced that made Wells a success in pinstripes.
Boomer is married and has two sons. He is a cult hero for middle-aged fat guys. He seems the sort of guy you’d like to sit have a beer or two (though, looking at his Twitter feed, there are subjects I’d want to avoid). It is kind of cool that fat guys can be athletes too (and not just offensive linemen). The Detroit Tigers quickly signed him and made him a full-time starter. From Detroit, he went to the Reds, then the Orioles, and then to the Yankees. He had two good seasons with the Yankees going 34-14 with them, winning a World Series ring. He also became the 15th pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game. In our first World Series season, 1992, Wells started the rotation and made two starts, but Stieb returned from injury, and Boomer went back to the pen. He returned to the rotation to make 12 starts from the end of July to the end of August when Todd Stottlemyre went down with an injury and then went back to the pen again when the Jays picked up David Cone. Wells didn’t have a great season going 7-9 with a 5.40 ERA, though his ERA was ruined from a game on August 20 when Cito Gaston left him in the game to allow 13 earned runs to save the bullpen. He pitched in 4 games of our World Series win over Atlanta, giving us 4.1 shutout innings.2000 was even a better season for David, finishing 20-8 in 35 starts, with a 4.11 ERA. He finished 3rd in the Cy Young voting, and he started the All-Star game, pitching two shutout innings. He also received MVP votes. He tied with Tim Hudson for the league in wins, was 6th in ERA, second in innings pitched, 1st in complete games and shutouts, and walk rate, only walking 1.21 batters per 9 innings. He was also the first Jay lefty to win 20 games.

After pitching a season for the White Sox, Boomer continued his tour of major league teams, taking a second tour with the Yankees, then playing for the Padres, Red Sox, Padres, and finally, Dodgers. A fellow whose idea of working is a series of 12-ounce curls, he had a long career pitching 21 seasons and pitching in the majors till age 44. He made it to post-season play with six different teams. Baseball is a great game
David Wells was a big, left-handed pitcher, 6’4”, and he got bigger as the years went on. He was never a fan of working out, but he is a big fan of beer (my kind of guy). It is refreshing after doing a profile of Roger Clemens, where steroids were at the center of the discussion, doing one on Wells, who quite clearly didn’t use steroids. I always felt that his lack of fitness would shorten his career, but he was still pitching in the majors at 44.In 1987 Wells was called up to the Jays from Syracuse at the end of June, made two terrible starts, and then was sent back down. They brought back to Toronto as a September call-up and pitched well as a reliever. He earned a spot in the Jays’ bullpen out of spring training in 1988, and made 41 appearances, saved 4 games with a 4.62 ERA. He was sent down to Syracuse in early July and then recalled late in the season.

During spring training of 1993, the Jays released Boomer. Why? Well, because Cito didn’t like him (not that there weren’t many reasons not to like him). I can see that as a reason to trade a player, but to release him? He had to have some trade value. Cito, for all his good points, did tend to take dislikes to some players and allow that dislike to cloud his evaluation of the player. The pair had some arguments on and of the field.
Funeral Services for David Wells will be held on Saturday 12 noon  February 4, 2023 Bethlehem Baptist Church 500 S Frances StTerrell Tx 75160 Public viewing will be held on Friday February 3, 2023 from 12:00. Noon to 6:30 pm at Davis Funeral Home 200 E Grove St Terrell Tx 75160  Wells joined The Enquirer as a reporting intern in 1974, retiring in 2009 as editorial page editor. In between, he served as local news editor, supervising 12 other editors and some 70 reporters. Veteran journalist David Wells, who spent 35 years as an Enquirer reporter and editor and then 11 years teaching journalism at Miami University, died Monday in his Union Township home.“His old-school journalistic style taught the reporters the basics of covering a community,” said Miami journalism instructor Sacha DeVroomen Bellman, content editor of the site.After he lost his wife, Toni, to a heart attack in 2014, “he came into his own as a grandparent,” Stanton said, with a social life that revolved around soccer games and dance recitals.

Visitation will be at Geo. H. Rohde & Son Funeral Home, 3183 Linwood Ave., Friday, 5-8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Francis Xavier, 611 Sycamore St., Saturday, 9 a.m.

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Wells’ considerable skills made him an ideal editor for the Oxford Observer, a faculty-led, student-produced news site. From its start in the fall of 2018 to his retirement in spring 2022, Wells was dedicated to publishing new editions 45 out of 52 weeks a year.Growing up, Stanton and her brother, Brian Wells, learned to “consider the source” from their father. “He was an equal opportunity skeptic,” Stanton said.Wells earned respect both in and outside the newsroom, covering everything from the Donald Harvey murders at Drake Hospital to the collapse of Ohio’s savings and loan industry, Wilkinson said. “Sources knew he would treat them fairly, with up-front honesty.”

Where is David Wells now?
Signs new contract with Cardinals The Cardinals signed Wells to a reserve/future contract Wednesday. Impact The tight end appeared in three games with the Cardinals during the 2021 season and will return to the team for the 2022 campaign.
Early on, he lamented that his Miami charges could not name Ohio’s governor, senators or local representatives – or figure out “how to stalk the police chief” for quotes, his daughter said.

In addition to his daughter and son, Wells is survived by daughter-in-law Lisa Wells; son-in-law Patrick Stanton; and grandchildren Braden and Jackson Wells, and Alice and Fiona Stanton.
Memorial contributions can be directed to the Oxford Observer, Report for Ohio Fund, Miami University Advancement, 725 E. Chestnut St., Oxford, Ohio, 45056, attention Joe Christman or sent online.

David is survived by the love of his life and forever bride, Connie; daughter Angela (John) McGlothlen and their children, Emily and Ethan; daughter Rebecca Thompson and her children, Carter and Claire; David’s sister-in-laws, Carol Wells, Janice Wells, and Karen Wells; Connie’s three remaining siblings, Bill Topping, Janet Calvin, and Margaret (David) Wilson; Connie’s sister-in-law, Mary Topping; and countless nieces and nephews.
David Allen Wells, 75, of Fairfield, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus at 4:30 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2023 after being hospitalized at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Just as in life, his wife was by his side at the time of his death.If accepting Christ was the best decision he ever made, making Connie Topping his wife ran a close second. Neither of them could remember when they first met; they simply remember always knowing one another. David’s mother, Evangie, and Connie’s mother, Ava Topping, were best friends. David was the youngest of 10 children; Connie was the youngest of seven. These two large farming families’ lives were intertwined in countless and constant ways. Their union always appeared planned and ordained by God, and nobody was surprised when David finally asked Connie on a date. They were inseparable from that first date on, so much so that the phrase “David and Connie” became akin to “peanut butter and jelly.” They were married on August 31, 1969. They had been married almost 54 years at the time of his passing.

David was born on May 28, 1947 at Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield, Iowa to Esmond and Evangie Wells of Stockport. He lived with his family in Stockport for the entirety of his youth and graduated from Van Buren Community School District, class of 1965.
His faith and love for the Lord only grew in his marriage to Connie. David had the heart of a servant and as a result, he served God and his fellow man in countless capacities over the years. After moving to Fairfield, he and Connie became active members of First Presbyterian Church. They shared daily devotions, and in recent years, they committed themselves to reading the Bible in its entirety annually. They read through the complete Bible six times; they were in the Book of Daniel at the time of his death.In addition to his love for the Lord, his family, and his friends, David was passionate about many hobbies and pastimes, and he manufactured his own fun wherever he went. Family members and friends fondly remember David and Connie singing together all of the time. A few of David’s other favorite things include the color blue, Hawaiian shirts, shorts, sandals, desserts and eating them first, and blowing bubbles. His most strongly-held bubble belief was, “The bigger the better,” and over the years, he honed his soapy sport to precision, much to the delight of children and adults alike.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Jim, Marvin, Don, Charlie, Henry, Andy and Larry Wells; and his sisters, Pauline Kaplan and Esther Schwerin. David was the last of the Wells siblings to be called home.
Their 53-plus years were filled with life, love, and adventure. When they were first married, David and Connie lived in Mount Pleasant where he was finishing his secondary education. He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College with a degree in sociology. After graduation, he accepted his first job as a social worker for the state of Illinois and the couple moved to Galesburg. In 1971, they had their first daughter, Angela Marie. They later moved to Alexis, Illinois where David continued to work as a social worker. Their daughter, Rebecca Sue, completed their family in 1974. David, Connie and their girls returned to Iowa in 1979. They resided in rural Libertyville before building their current home south of Fairfield. David worked for the State of Iowa in the Health and Human Services Department in Jefferson County. He remained employed there until his retirement in 2007. In all, he spent 40 years in service to humanity, and he was a constant voice for children and for others whose voices may not have otherwise been heard.

David had an incomparable and infectious laugh. He particularly enjoyed the movie “Dennis the Menace” and he had a deep affinity for the Muppets. He was especially fond of Miss Piggy. No matter how many times he’d seen the movies or an episode of “The Muppet Show,” they’d reduce him to raucous laughter time and again. His family and friends will always remember him sitting in his recliner in the living room, sharing stories, telling tall tales, and howling.Perhaps it was David’s strong connection to the Lord that made him most at home in his Father’s world – the outdoors. He was a master gardener and was forever puttering among his plants. He said the soil was his canvas and flowers were his chosen medium. Over the years, he provided a loving home for a menagerie of animals including Monarch Butterflies, chickens, peacocks, lambs, and dogs. He trained dogs as a boy. Once, when his parents left him alone, he went to the animal shelter and brought home several dogs; to his dismay, they made him return them all.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at First Baptist Church in Fairfield. A celebration of life will follow at 11 a.m. All family and friends are invited to stay for a luncheon to be served in Fellowship Hall. A private family burial will be held on what would have been David’s 76th birthday on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at Winchester Cemetery in Van Buren County.
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Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield or the Lord’s Outreach Assisting Families (L.O.A.F) Program. Cards and memorials may be mailed to Connie Wells, 2287 Highway 1 South, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.
Even as a young child, it was evident that David would serve as a protector and defender of all creatures great and small and would always walk by faith rather than sight. While he was growing up, David attended First Christian Church in Stockport. As a teenager, he invited Jesus to inhabit his heart. David went on to consistently share that it was the best decision he ever made, and he spent the remainder of his life living the tenets of his faith. When he was a young boy, John 3:16 became David’s favorite Bible verse, and for the rest of days, he held that verse dear. In his final hours, David continued to talk about his love for the Lord and people. “I just love everybody,” he said. The final advice he imparted was a reminder to love one another, remember that every day is special, family is such a blessing and they should both be treated accordingly. The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

How big was David Wells?
The Blue Jays drafted him in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft. Nine picks later, the Pirates took Barry Bonds, and later in the same round, Bo Jackson and Barry Larkin. David Wells was a big, left-handed pitcher, 6’4”, and he got bigger as the years went on.
Funeral services for David E. Wells, age 18 of Anniston will be 11am, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Iron City Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Holcombe officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 5-8pm at the Church. David died Wednesday… View Obituary & Service InformationCompany will use the information it collects to provide, without limitation, services and features to you and facilitate payment for any Donations between Campaign Organizers and Donors and provide information to Campaign Organizers and Campaign beneficiaries. Company will also use the information to measure and improve the Site, and to provide you with customer support.

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Campaign Organizers must register using their true identities, including their name and any image purporting to depict the Campaign Organizer. Registration data and certain other information about you are governed by our Privacy Policy. If you are under 13 years of age, you are not authorized to use the Services, with or without registering. In addition, if you are under 18 years old, you may use the Services, with or without registering, only with the approval of your parent or guardian. Certain aspects of our Services may also require you to register with (and agree to the terms of) third party service providers (e.g., payment processors or charitable donation processors) in order to utilize such Services. While we may help facilitate such registration in some cases, we are not a party to any such relationships and disclaim any responsibility or liability for the performance by such third parties. We may exchange information with such third party services in order to facilitate the provision of Services (and related third party services). • US Users ONLY: Third party payment processor charges a fee of 2.9% AND $0.30 per donation for VISA, MasterCard or Discover cards or 3.4% AND $0.30 per donation for American Express cards. By subscribing to email updates, you will receive two daily updates containing all new stories, photos, condolences, and more. You will also receive a one-time email, one week prior to the anniversary of death. The email will only serve as a reminder should you choose to connect with the family at what will no doubt be a difficult time.All Tribute Pay Fees and Processing Fees (“Fees”) are deducted directly from each Donation and are not reflected in the amount which Campaign Organizers can withdraw from the Campaign. We reserve the right to change any of the Fees from time to time. If we change any of the Fees, we will provide notice of the change on the Website or otherwise, at our option, at least fourteen (14) days before the change is to take effect. Your continued use of the Services after the change in any of the Fees becomes effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Fees. PLEASE NOTE: The reproduction of any copyrighted images is forbidden without express written permission from the copyright holder. We reserve the right to delete, without warning or notice, any image in violation of any copyright laws. Indemnification: You agree to release, indemnify and hold Company and its affiliates and their owners, officers, employees, directors and agents harmless from any from any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, rights, claims, causes of action, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to your use of the Services, any Donation or Campaign, your violation of these Terms and Conditions or your violation of any rights of another. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR”. To the extent you are a resident of another jurisdiction, you waive any comparable statute or doctrineWe encourage you to share your most beloved memories of David here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

This Policy outlines Company’s general policies and practices for protecting your private information on this Site. It covers why Company collects information, the types of information it gathers, how it uses such information, and the notice and choice affected individuals have regarding Company’s use of and their ability to correct their information. This Policy applies to all personal information received by Company whether in electronic, written, or verbal format.Company provides some public information to search engines. This information allows search engines to locate the Site. It also allows people to locate you on the Site using a major search engine. This does not mean all information you post on the Site may be accessed using a search engine.

“Non-Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that does not identify a specific individual by itself or in combination with other information. We gather certain information about you based upon what you view on our Site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web (‘Web”). An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop
“Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are and can be used to identify, contact or locate you. Personally Identifiable Information is requested when you register with us, make a Donation, correspond with us, or otherwise volunteer information, for instance, through the use of “Contact Us”. Personally Identifiable Information may include, without limitation, your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number, and other identification and contact information.The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one’s memorial website settings at any time.

Who is Tyler Wells dad?
Hours before pitching the game of his life, Tyler Wells dealt with unspeakable hardship. He was a sophomore in high school when his father, Jeff, got him out of class, his dad’s face flush with sadness. He informed Tyler his grandmother had died.
Company reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time and will do so from time to time. Each modification shall be effective upon its posting to the Site. Your continued use of the Site following any such modification constitutes your acceptance of any change(s) to this Policy. It is therefore important that you review this Policy regularly. If you have any questions concerning this Policy please contact Company at [email protected].

If Site allows you to invite a friend to join the Site or become a User, and you choose to do so, the invitation will contain information that will allow your friend to identify you. The invitation may contain information about other Users your friend might know.
Payment of Donations: In order to contribute to a Campaign, Donors will be required to provide Company information regarding its credit card (i.e., VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or other payment method. Donors represent and warrant to Company that such information is true and that Donors are authorized to use the credit card or payment method. Donors agree that a certain minimum Donation amount may apply, and that all Donation payments are final and cannot be refunded. Donors agree to promptly update account information with any changes that may occur and to pay the Donation amount that you specify. Donors hereby authorize Company to bill Donors’ credit cards and payment methods in advance on a periodic basis until Donors terminate periodic payments through the Platform.Company may disclose analyzed data in the form of purchasing trends or statistical data. No Personally Identifiable Information will be attached to this disclosure. Charitable Giving: Campaigns are not charities to which you can make tax-deductible charitable contributions. Any Donation you make through the Platform may be processed by an unaffiliated business partner for which a processing fee (in addition to our FrontRunner Professional Fee) is deducted. You understand, acknowledge and agree that Company is not a charity, and Company does not solicit charitable donations for itself or for any third-party charitable institution. Company is merely acting as a payment facilitator for any Donations. Company will offer you the opportunity to choose (opt-out) whether Personal Information is to be disclosed to a third party or to be used for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected or has subsequently been authorized. For Sensitive Personal Information (when applicable), Company will give you the opportunity to affirmatively or explicitly consent (opt-in) to the disclosure of the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected or has subsequently been authorized. Company will treat Sensitive Personal Information it receives from anyone the same as it would treat its own Sensitive Personal Information.

Any time a guest or member (collectively “Users”) accesses the Site they receive a “cookie” from Company. Company uses cookies (small pieces of data stored for an extended period of time on a computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make the Site easier to use and to protect both you and Company. These cookies give Company certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information about your use of the Site. You may remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use the Site. Company may also use pixels, widgets and other tools to gather such Non-Personally Identifiable Information to improve the experience of the website or mobile application.
BOOKOFMEMORIES.COM, including mobile applications and related services (collectively the “Site”) is fully owned and operated by FrontRunner Professional, (the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our”). Company takes your privacy seriously. We feel it is important that you fully understand the terms and conditions under which we use the information we gather from you through the use of our Site. Please read this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) carefully to understand how we will use and protect your Personal Information. We will not share your Personal Information with anyone except as described in this Policy. Changes to this Policy will be announced on our Site, so please check back periodically. This Policy forms part of the Company’s TERMS AND CONDITIONS and is incorporated by reference to those Terms and Conditions.

How fast did David Wells pitch?
At his peak, his fastball sat in the low 90s and later in his career, the high 80s. But it was his pinpoint control, evidenced by his impressive walk rate of less than four percent of batters faced that made Wells a success in pinstripes.
Company shares your Personal Information with third parties when it believes you have permitted such sharing, that it is reasonably necessary to offer services, or when legally required to do so. Company will not share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties in a way that it thinks violates your privacy. The following non-exhaustive list contains examples of how Company shares or could share your information:

To become a User, Company shall collect certain Personally Identifiable Information, which you are required to provide. Information that is not required shall be deemed voluntary and you may provide such information, although not mandatory.
Company keeps track of some of the actions you take on the Site such as member profiles and pages you view. Even if you do not provide certain information, Company may obtain it from you profile or the pages of its Site that you visit. Company may retain the details of connections or transactions you make on the Site.

Company shall only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant to the purpose for which it was collected or has been authorized. To the extent necessary for those purposes, Company shall take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current, and reliable for its intended use.Company shall inform you of the purposes for which it collects and uses Personal Information and the types of non-agent third parties to which Company discloses or may disclose that information. Company shall provide you with the choice and means for limiting the use and disclosure of your Personal Information. Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when you are first asked to provide Personal Information to Company, or as soon as practicable thereafter. In any event, you will receive notice before Company uses or discloses the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.

• CA Users ONLY: Third party payment processor charges a fee of 2.9% AND $0.30 per donation for VISA, MasterCard or Discover cards or 3.4% AND $0.30 per donation for American Express cards.These Terms and Conditions govern the use of the Book Of Memories websites (the “Website”) and other services (collectively the “Services”). FrontRunner Professional (“Company,” “we,” “us,” “our”) reserves the right in our sole discretion to change, amend or modify (the “changes”) all or part of these Terms and Conditions at any time and from time to time for any reason. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will be noted by indicating the date these Terms and Conditions were last made. Any changes will become effective no earlier than fourteen (14) days after they are posted; provided, however, that changes addressing new functions of the Services or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. Your use or continued use of the Services after the date any such changes become effective shall constitute your express acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as changed, amended or modified.

Did David Wells have a perfect game?
David Wells’ perfect game 25 years later: David Cone tells us how it impacted 1998 team. Long after the last out was secured, after his teammates carried him off in celebration of his perfect game, David Wells was summoned back onto the field at Yankee Stadium.
DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, THE REMITTANCE OF ANY DONATION OR PORTION THEREOF TO THE BENEFICIARY OF ANY CAMPAIGNS, OR THE QUALITY OF ANY SERVICES.This Policy covers the Site in part and as a whole. However, it does not apply to entities that Company does not own or control, including without limitation, Campaign, advertisers or developers of content. Company may include third-party links on the Site. These third-party sites are governed by their own privacy policies and NOT this Policy. Company therefore has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these third-party sites. Please check the privacy policy of any third-party site you interact with on or off the Site.

Company may also collect information from ads you click on when using the Site. Company may also keep track of links you click on in e-mails you receive from Company. This is done to increase the relevancy of the ads you see.

While using the Site, you may provide text, files, images, photos, videos, location data, or any other materials (collectively “Content”) to Company by uploading, posting, or publishing the Content on the Site. Frequently, Content you place on the Site will contain a picture of your face. Company may retain the details of connections or transactions you make on the Site.
Administrative Platform Only: The Services are an administrative platform only. The Company is merely acting as a payment facilitator for any Donations between Campaign Organizers and Donors, and is not a party to any agreement between Campaign Organizers and Donors. Company is not a broker, agent, financial institution, creditor or insurer for any user. Company has no control over the conduct of, or any information provided by Campaign Organizers, and Company hereby disclaims all liability in this regard. We expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for the success or outcome of any Campaign. Donors must in their sole discretion make the final determination of making Donations to any Campaigns. Donors are solely responsible for asking questions and investigating Campaign Organizers and Campaigns to the extent they feel is necessary before making a Contribution. All Donations are made voluntarily and at the sole discretion and risk of Donors. Company does not guarantee that Donations will be used as promised. Company does not endorse, guarantee, make representations, or provide warranties for or about the quality, safety, or legality of any Campaign. Donors are solely responsible for determining how to treat their Donations for tax purposes.Company may contract with third-party service providers to assist it in better understanding its Site Users. These service providers are not permitted to use the Non-Personally Identifiable Information collected on Company’s behalf except to help it conduct and improve its business.