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Adam Parrish Wainwright, born August 30, 1981, and nicknamed “Waino” and “Uncle Charlie,” is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (MLB).

From Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia, he was drafted 29th overall by the Atlanta Braves in the first round of the 2000 amateur draft.

Wainwright’s success in the minor levels established him as one of the Braves’ top pitching prospects. After the 2003 season, the Braves sent him to the Cardinals in exchange for outfielder J. D. Drew.

On September 11, 2005, Wainwright made his Major League Baseball debut against the New York Mets.

Wainwright briefly gained closer responsibilities after spending his first complete MLB season as a reliever, rescuing series-clinching games in both the National League Championship Series and the World Series in 2006.

The next season, he returned to starter pitching, a position he has held since, except for 2011, which he missed due to Tommy John surgery.

He established himself as an ace, leading the National League in wins, innings thrown, and games started on many occasions.

He has also finished in the top 10 in earned run average, strikeouts, walks plus hits per inning thrown, and complete games.

Adam Wainwright’s Height

Adam Wainwright stands tall at 6′ feet 7″ inches.

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