September 25, 1955 |
Utica, New York
|August 4, 1979, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1979, for the Atlanta Braves|
He made his major league debut on August 9, 1979 at the age of 23. He appeared in both games of a doubleheader that day, pinch running for Pepe Frias in the first game and starting the second game before being replaced by Jerry Royster. He spent a total of 10 games in the big leagues that year, hitting .000 in seven at-bats, though he did score eight runs. He appeared in his final game on September 24, 1979, a day shy of his 24th birthday.
Though his major league career was relatively short, his minor league career lasted five seasons. In 524 minor league games, Wessinger hit .266 with 14 home runs. In just 98 games in 1979, he hit .297 with five home runs and 53 runs scored.