John Wehner

1992 Fleer

Wehner played for 11 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Florida Marlins from 1991-2001. In 461 games he hit .249 with four home runs. Wehner hit .308 in 52 games for the Pirates in 1995 but had his most productive season the following year when he hit .259 while setting career highs in RBIs (13) and runs scored (19).

Wehner was a member of the 1997 Marlins’ team that defeated the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. He appeared in one game of the National League Division Series, but did not play in the NLCS or the World Series.

On October 1, 2000, Wehner took Chicago Cub Jon Lieber deep in the fifth inning of their game at Three Rivers Stadium. It would be both the final home run hit at Three Rivers and also the final home run of Wehner’s career. He also made the final out of the game when he grounded out to third base in the bottom of the ninth.

Wehner went on to become a broadcaster, working on Pirates’ games for the Pirates’ radio network and also SportsNet Pittsburgh.

John Wehner – career stats

1993 Topps

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: