Herm Wehmeier

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Herm Wehmeier
Herm Wehmeier 1953.jpg
Wehmeier in about 1953.
Pitcher
Born: (1927-02-18)February 18, 1927
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: May 21, 1973(1973-05-21) (aged 46)
Dallas, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 1945 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
July 23, 1958 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 92–108
Earned run average 4.80
Innings pitched 1,803
Teams

Herman Ralph Wehmeier (February 18, 1927 – May 21, 1973) was an American professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1945 and 1947–54), Philadelphia Phillies (1954–56), St. Louis Cardinals (1956–58) and Detroit Tigers (1958). Wehmeier stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg). He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and died in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 46, while he was testifying in an embezzlement trial.

He led the National League in Walks Allowed in 1949 (117), 1950 (135) and 1952 (103). He led the NL in Earned Runs Allowed (145) in 1950. He led the NL in Wild Pitches in 1949 (7) and 1950 (11). He led the NL in Hit Batsmen (7) in 1952. In 13 seasons he had a 92–108 Win-Loss record, 240 Games Started, 79 Complete Games, 9 Shutouts, 9 Saves, 1,803 Innings Pitched, 794 Strikeouts, and a 4.80 ERA.

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