Adam Wainwright’s 200th win will remain his last career start, reports say

Published: Sep. 26, 2023 at 4:43 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Adam Wainwright’s 200th win against the Brewers was the last start of his career, The Athletic and the Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday.

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Katie Woo of The Athletic said that Cardinals Manager Oli Marmol said Wainwright will not make another start this season.

Wainwright won two starts in a row against the Orioles and the Brewers to secure his 200th career victory before retiring at the end of the 2023 season. The Cardinals have six games left to play this regular season.

Wainwright was drafted in the first round of the 2000 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves. He was traded to the Cardinals and made his Major League debut in 2005. Every pitch he threw in the MLB was for the Redbirds.

Wainwright became the 122nd pitcher in MLB history to achieve 200 wins when he pitched seven shutout innings against the Brewers on September 18. The Cardinals won 1-0.

In 2006, his first full season in the Major Leagues, Wainwright came up big for the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series and World Series. His strikeout of the Mets’ Carlos Beltran to win game 7 of that NLCS ended one of the most iconic games in modern Cardinals history. Wainwright also made the last out of the 2006 World Series against the Tigers’ Brandon Inge.

Wainwright finished in the top three of the Cy Young voting three times in his career and made three All-Star teams.

This story is developing and will be updated.