Todd Wellemeyer



After playing Major League Baseball for 8 years across 5 teams and winning the World Series in 2010 with the San Francisco Giants, Todd went on to a career in the restaurant and entertainment business.  Having starting and selling two restaurant concepts, he has been involved in a number of innovative starts-ups and development projects.

Todd grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and attended Eastern High School.  After nearly deciding to give up baseball after high school, he received an offer to play baseball at Bellarmine University, a small faith-based Division 2, liberal arts school in Louisville, which at the time hardly had a baseball program.

After an MLB scout saw Todd pitch at an away game, his velocity and command of the plate, all his future games drew more baseball scouts than fans.  In 2000 he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs, coincidently his lifelong favorite team.

Still today he remains the only Chicago Cub to earn a save in his major league debut, earning it by striking out three batters in order against Milwaukee after 17 innings of play.

He also picked up the win in the longest scoreless game ever played in Wrigley Field history. He struck out 4 in only 2 innings in a 1-0 marathon 16-inning game, when Sammy Sosa hit a game-winning single to center field to win the game in the 16th inning.

From there he went on to play for 5 Major League Teams, including the Cubs, Marlins, Cardinals, Royals and in 2010 received his World Series Ring with the San Francisco Giants.

He retired from baseball in 2011.

Since then he has been involved in a number of business ventures as the co-founder of the Taco Luchador restaurant chain and Muscle Burger Bars.

Todd is a member of the Bellarmine University Sports Hall of Fame, he has made appearances in several movies and is a frequent guest on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

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Todd Wellemeyer

Todd Allen Wellemeyer (born August 30, 1978) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played in the Major Leagues across eight years, for five teams, working as both a starting and relief pitcher.