24 Facts About Adam Wainwright

1. Adam Wainwright married his high school sweetheart, Jenny Curry, in 2004.

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2. Adam Wainwright was named the Hutch Award winner for 2015.

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3. Adam Wainwright finished third in the Cy Young voting for 2014, his third such placing, and fourth time he was positioned in the top three.

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4. Adam Wainwright was selected as the NL's starting pitcher for the first time in his career.

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5. Adam Wainwright walked none and struck out nine, throwing 115 pitches, 86 for strikes.

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6. Adam Wainwright retired the first 11 batters before giving up a double to Paul Goldschmidt in the fourth inning.

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7. Adam Wainwright allowed six hits and struck out a total of four.

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8. Adam Wainwright corrected a subtle flaw that had developed on the grip of his curveball during a bullpen session prior to the start against San Diego.

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9. Adam Wainwright was the runner-up for the 2010 NL Cy Young Award, finishing second in voting behind unanimous winner Halladay.

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10. Adam Wainwright became only the second pitcher ever—Trevor Hoffman was the first—to get the most first place votes and not win the award.

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11. Adam Wainwright was a top contender for the Cy Young Award along with teammate Chris Carpenter and eventual winner Tim Lincecum.

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12. Adam Wainwright won his first Gold Glove Award on November 11, 2009.

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13. Adam Wainwright struck out a major-league high 140 batters on third-strike curveballs.

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14. Adam Wainwright moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation for 2007.

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15. In Game 5 of the 2006 World Series, Adam Wainwright struck out Detroit Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge with a slider to win the world championship.

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16. Adam Wainwright made the Cardinals' Opening Day roster as a relief pitcher after having been a starter for his entire minor-league career.

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17. Adam Wainwright struck out 64 and allowed 68 H and 28 BB.

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18. Adam Wainwright pitched just 12 games for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds when he was shut down for nearly all the rest of the season with an elbow strain.

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19. Adam Wainwright was Baseball America's top Braves prospect in 2003.

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20. Adam Wainwright spent the 2002 season in the Carolina League and participated in that season's All-Star Futures Game.

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21. Adam Wainwright 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.

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22. Adam Wainwright garnered considerable interest from colleges and universities offering both academic and baseball scholarships, including Georgia Tech.

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23. The young Adam Wainwright participated in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and numerous church activities, and grew up a huge Braves fan.

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24. Adam Wainwright was born in Brunswick, Georgia, to Bill, an attorney, and Nancy Wainwright, a real estate agent.

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