Jim Wessinger

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James Michael Wessinger

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Jim Wessinger was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the sixth round of the 1976 amateur draft. He made his major league debut on August 9, 1979 at the age of 23, appearing in both games of a doubleheader that day. He pinch ran for Pepe Frias in the first game and started the second game before being replaced by Jerry Royster. He appeared in his final game on September 24th, 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 5 home runs and 53 runs scored.

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