Veteran Detroit Tigers Utility Man, John Wockenfuss, 73, passed away

John Wockenfuss represented the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies in Major League Baseball as a professional baseball player and minor league manager.

He was hailed as one of Delaware’s greatest athletes of all time and was recognized for his powerful throwing arm, unconventional batting stance, and versatility.

What Caused the Death of John Wockenfuss?

John Wockenfuss, who was 73 years old when he passed away on August 19, 2022, was given a dementia diagnosis in November 2018. Infected pneumonia is one of the most frequent causes of death for dementia patients. Tony Paul of the Detroit News broke the news of his passing, although the cause of death has not yet been revealed.

One of Delaware’s greatest athletes ever, he played for the Tigers for portions of ten seasons, progressing from a little-used backup catcher to a crucial pinch-hitter and utility player.

The family of former Tiger John Wockenfuss, who passed away on Friday, has been extended our sincere sympathies by the Detroit Tigers.

John Wockenfuss Age, Family, and Early Life

John Wockenfuss was born in Welch, West Virginia, on February 27, 1949. At the time of his passing, he was 73 years old. However, his Wikipedia page does not have any information on his family or early years, thus we are unable to give any details about his parents.

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He lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and track and was one of the best all-around players Dickinson High produced. He was the quarterback for the football team and became well-known for kicking extra points after touchdowns using a drop-kick technique.

John Wockenfuss Career, What was his profession?

As a high school pitcher, Wockenfuss started his baseball career. In the 42nd round of the 1967 amateur draft, he was selected by the Washington Senators. Before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in June 1973, Wockenfuss spent seven seasons in the Senators’ and Texas Rangers’ farm system. He then played for the rest of the 1973 season with the St. Louis Cardinals.

He was later acquired by the Detroit Tigers from the Cardinals in December 1973, and from 1974 to 1983, he played for the team for ten seasons, first as a backup catcher and then as a utility player, filling in at the first base, designated hitter, outfield, third base, and pinch hitter. Wockenfuss spent two seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies after being moved there in 1984, primarily playing first base, catcher, and shortstop.

He played for the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs for two seasons, the Detroit Tigers farm system for four years, and the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system for two years. In 1993, he was admitted to the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame.

Which school and college did he go to?

He attended John Dickinson High School in Wilmington, Delaware.

John Wockenfuss Net Worth, How much does he earn?

It is not known how much money he is worth. He has never spoken to a media outlet about his net worth when he was alive as a result nothing about his net worth was revealed anything on the web.

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John Wockenfuss Wife, What about his relationship?

In his lifetime, he was married three times, the third time being to Pamela Lennon in 1971. They had three kids together boy John Bradley, son Jeremy James, and daughter Caitlin Tara but Wockenfuss and his wife got divorced in 1986.

Later on, he wed a second time to Fran, and the two of them had a daughter named Jessica before divorcing. In October 2018, he got hitched to Becky Askins.

Was he available on any social media platforms?

We did not find him on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as we assume he might not be available on it or might be available with a different username.

We will update this section if we get any lead in the future regarding his social media presence on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or any other platforms.

Physical Appearance of John Wockenfuss’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourWhite
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about John Wockenfuss’s should be known

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Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpouseBecky Askins