David Thomas Wehrmeister (born November 9, 1952) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Wehrmeister pitched parts of six seasons in the majors from 1976 to 1985, never pitching in more than 30 games.
Wehrmeister in 1978
|Born: November 9, 1952|
|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 attended High School at Lyons Township High School where he was a varsity Letter winner in baseball. He 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, for whom he had his best season statistically, recording 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.