On the blog today, we have a “missing” 1978 card for former Padres pitcher Dave Wehrmeister, who saw the most action of any of his six Major League seasons in 1977:
Wehrmeister appeared in 30 games for San Diego, six of them starts,
posting a record of 1-3 with a 6.07 earned run average over 69.2 innings
He made his MLB debut in 1976, appearing in seven games while going 0-4
with a bloated 7.45 ERA in 19.1 innings pitched, with four of those
games as a starter.
Sadly for him, he’d only appear in four games during the1978 season
before spending 1979 and 1980 toiling in the Minors for both the Padres
and New York Yankees organizations.
He’d make it back to a Big League mound in 1981, with the American
League champ Yankees, appearing in five games , not factoring in a
decision while throwing seven innings of work.
But again, he’d have to wait a few years before getting back to the Big
Leagues, which he would do in 1984 with the Philadelphia Phillies where
he got to appear in seven games for the reigning National League champs,
pitching 15 innings without a decision.
In 1985, now finding himself in the South Side of Chicago with the White
Sox, Wehrmeister would go 2-2 with a nice 3.43 ERA over 23 games,
collecting the only two saves of his career while tossing 39.1 innings.
Yet again, the bump in action didn’t help him come the following season,
as it turned out to be the last Big League action he’d see, pitching in
Chicago’s Minor League system during the 1986 season, his last in pro
All told, he finished his career with a record of 4-9 along with a 5.65 ERA over 76 appearances and 157.2 innings pitched.