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Dave Wehrmeister

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Dave Wehrmeister Famous memorial

Birth
Berwyn, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
6 Dec 2023 (aged 71)
Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California, USA
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Professional Baseball Player. David Thomas Wehrmeister, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, pitched parts of six seasons in the majors from 1976 to 1985, representing the San Diego Padres (1976–1978), New York Yankees (1981), Philadelphia Phillies (1984), and Chicago White Sox (1985). He was an exceptional player and was the first-round pick, and third overall, in the January regular phase of the 1973 Major League Baseball Draft. After making his major league debut with the Padres in 1976, he proved his worth and split the next three seasons between the Padres and their minor league system. He was traded to the New York Yankees in June of 1979 and although he did not play for the Yankees until 1981 as a relief pitcher, he made a significant impact. He was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies in a minor league deal, but he showed his resilience and made a comeback in 1984 by appearing in seven games in June and July before returning to the minors. At the end of the 1984 season, he became a free agent and in January 1985, he signed with the Chicago White Sox, for whom he had his best season statistically. He recorded his only ERA below 5.00 at 3.43, earning two of his four major league wins, and his only two major league saves. He pitched one more season for the minor league Buffalo Bisons in 1986 before retiring.
Professional Baseball Player. David Thomas Wehrmeister, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, pitched parts of six seasons in the majors from 1976 to 1985, representing the San Diego Padres (1976–1978), New York Yankees (1981), Philadelphia Phillies (1984), and Chicago White Sox (1985). He was an exceptional player and was the first-round pick, and third overall, in the January regular phase of the 1973 Major League Baseball Draft. After making his major league debut with the Padres in 1976, he proved his worth and split the next three seasons between the Padres and their minor league system. He was traded to the New York Yankees in June of 1979 and although he did not play for the Yankees until 1981 as a relief pitcher, he made a significant impact. He was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies in a minor league deal, but he showed his resilience and made a comeback in 1984 by appearing in seven games in June and July before returning to the minors. At the end of the 1984 season, he became a free agent and in January 1985, he signed with the Chicago White Sox, for whom he had his best season statistically. He recorded his only ERA below 5.00 at 3.43, earning two of his four major league wins, and his only two major league saves. He pitched one more season for the minor league Buffalo Bisons in 1986 before retiring.

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  • Originally Created by: Alan
  • Added: Dec 7, 2023
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/262079722/dave-wehrmeister: accessed ), memorial page for Dave Wehrmeister (9 Nov 1952–6 Dec 2023), Find a Grave Memorial ID 262079722; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Find a Grave.