Pittsburgh native John Wehner joined the Pirates broadcast team prior to the 2005 season. He serves as an analyst on both radio and TV, working all road games and a handful of games played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Entering the 2013 campaign, John has spent a total of 22 seasons in the Pittsburgh organization (1988-1996, 1999-2001 and 2003-2012).
Prior to being named to the broadcast team, John spent time as a coach with the Double-A Altoona Curve (2002-2004) after serving the Pirates as a special instructor during spring training in 2002.
He saw his last action in the Major Leagues with the Pirates in 2001.
He hit the last home run in the history of Three Rivers Stadium on October 1, 2000 off Chicago’s Jon Lieber and also made the final out.
In 11 seasons in the Major Leagues, John compiled a .249 batting average, hit four home runs and collected 54 RBI in 461 games.
In addition, he shares the Major League record of playing 99 consecutive errorless games at third base (also Jeff Cirillo).
Wehner is a graduate of Pittsburgh’s Carrick High School and attended the University of Indiana, where he played baseball for three years.
He resides in Cranberry Township, PA, with his wife Brandie and has five children; sons Tyler (21) and Brandon (19) and daughters Hailey (14), Brooke (12) and Hannah (10).