November 9, 1952 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 16, 1976 for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 5, 1985 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Earned run average||5.65|
Wehrmeister was the San Diego Padres' first-round pick, and third overall, in the January regular phase of the 1973 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut with the Padres in 1976, and split the next three seasons between the Padres and their minor league system.
In June of 1983, the Yankees sent Wehrmeister to the Philadelphia Phillies in a minor league deal. In 1984, Wehrmeister got another brief chance at the majors, this time appearing in seven games in June and July before returning to the minors.
Wehrmeister became a free agent at the end of the season, and in January 1985 he signed with the Chicago White Sox. There, he had his best season statistically, recording his only ERA below 5 at 3.43, earning 2 of his 4 major league wins (and only 2 losses out of 9 in his career), and also his only two major league saves. Unfortunately, his best major league year was also his last. He pitched one more season for the minor league Buffalo Bisons in 1986 before retiring.