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John Wehner

John Wehner
Utility player
Born: (1967-06-29) June 29, 1967
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 17, 1991, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
July 27, 2001, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .249
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 54
Teams
Career highlights and awards

John Paul Wehner (born June 29, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former Utility player in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates. His nickname is "Rock".

A Pittsburgh native and graduate of Florida Marlins as a bench player, staying there for two seasons before rejoining the Pirates in 1999.

He retired from playing in 2001 after hitting the final home run and making the final out in the history of Three Rivers Stadium. In 11 seasons in the major leagues, Wehner compiled a .249 batting average with four home runs and 54 RBI in 461 games. He has played every position except pitcher at least 3 times. He also shares the major league record of 99 consecutive errorless games at third base with Jeff Cirillo and has a World Series ring with the Florida Marlins for the 1997 season.

After retiring from playing, Wehner took a job as hitting coach for the Altoona Curve, a Pirates minor league affiliate, and held that position from 2002 through 2004. In 2005 he began working as a color commentator for Fox Sports Pittsburgh and the Pirates Radio Network.

See also

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or MLB.com
  • Retrosheet
  • The Baseball Gauge
  • Venezuela Winter League
  • 10 Facts About John Wehner [1]
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