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John Paul Wehner (born June 29, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former outfielder and third baseman in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates. His nickname is "Rock". June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium...


A Pittsburgh native and graduate of Carrick High School, Wehner was drafted out of Indiana University by the Pirates in the 7th round of the 1988 MLB Draft and made his debut on July 17, 1991. He was in the Pirates organization, splitting his time between the majors and their minor league affiliates, through the 1996 season. In 1997 he joined the Florida Marlins as a bench player, staying there for two seasons before rejoining the Pirates in 1999. Carrick High School is a public school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias Carrick neighborhood. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is held every year in June by conference call among the 30 Major League clubs. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5 42 (neither for a Marlins player) Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) also known as Dolphins Stadium (2005-2006) also known as Pro Player Stadium (1996-2004) also known as...


He retired from playing in 2001 after hitting the final home run and making the final out in the history of Three Rivers Stadium. In 11 seasons in the major leagues, Wehner compiled a .249 batting average with four home runs and 54 RBI in 461 games. He shares the major league record of 99 consecutive errorless games at third base with Jeff Cirillo. He has a son name Tyler. The Honus Wagner Statue outside Gate C Three Rivers Stadium was a multipurpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The stadiums name was derived from the junction of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, where they formed the Ohio River, the Golden Triangle. The stadium was... Jeffrey Howard Cirillo (born September 23, 1969 in Pasadena, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers. ...


After retiring from playing, Wehner took a job as hitting coach for the Altoona Curve, a Pirates minor league affiliate, and held that position from 2002 through 2004. In 2005 he began working as a color commentator for Fox Sports Pittsburgh and the Pirates Radio Network. In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ... The Altoona Curve are a minor league baseball team based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, named after nearby Horseshoe Curve. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... A color commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ...


See also

This is a list of broadcasters who have performed play-by-play, color commentary, or other media functions for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
  • MLB.com Profile
  • 10 Facts About John Wehner

 
 

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