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Herm Wehmeier from the Chronology
Apr 16, 1957 - In the season opener at Cincinnati Stan Musial raps out 4 hits including 2 doubles to lead the Cardinals to a 13-4 win. Cards' rookie B.G. Smith debuts with a HR and a single to back former Reds P Herm Wehmeier's win.
Aug 8, 1956 - At Milwaukee the Cards Herm Wehmeier stages a one-man attack hurling a 4 hitter and driving in the winning run in the 10th to win 3-2. He singles off Burdette's glove. He also stops Hank Aaron's hitting streak of 25 straight games. The Braves win the lidlifter easily 10-1 behind homers by Logan Crandall and 2 by Adcock.
May 11, 1956 - If you can't beat 'em join 'em. The Cards trade pitchers Harvey Haddix Stu Miller and Ben Flowers to Philadelphia for P Herm Wehmeier and Murry Dickson. Wehmeier who lost to the Cards two days ago has never beaten St. Louis losing his first game to them on July 3 1949. The string of 14 losses to one team ties the ML record. The Cards also trade 2B Solly Hemus for SS Bobby Morgan in a separate deal.
May 9, 1956 - Tom Poholsky allows 4 hits and the Cardinals beat the Phils and Herm Wehmeier 3-0. It is a club-record 14th win in a row for the Cardinals over Wehmeier stretching back to July 3 1949. It is also a NL record for consecutive losses from the start a career.
Sep 11, 1955 - With Herm Wehmeier on the mound Del Crandall belts a 2-out grand slam in the 9th inning to climax a 5-run rally and give the Braves a 5-4 win over the Phils. It is Crandall's 3rd slam of the season. Milwaukee takes the nitecap 5-1 behind Humberto Robinson whose wildness in the final frame prevents a shut out. He hits 18-year-old bonus baby Fred Van Dusen with a pitch in what will be Van Dusen's only ML plate appearance.
Jul 22, 1955 - In the first game of a doubleheader the Phillies beat the Cardinals 5-3. The win completes an 11-game winning streak extending a team record with all the wins coming at home. They drop the nitecap 8-1. Harvey Haddix wins the nitecap over Herm Wehmeier who has never beaten St. Louis in his career.
Jul 11, 1954 - Despite Jim Command collecting his first ML hit-a grand slam off Carl Erskine-the Phils drop the opener to the Dodgers 8-7. It is Command's only ML HR. Brooklyn counters with 2 homers by Gil Hodges and one by Carl Furillo. Herm Wehmeier with help from Robin Roberts wins the nitecap 3-1.
May 25, 1954 - Warren Spahn tops the Reds 3-1 for his 10th straight win over Cincy. It is a team record that will be broken by Spahn in 10 years. He helps his own cause with a homer off loser Herm Wehmeier. It is the Braves 8th win in a row.
Sep 14, 1952 - At Brooklyn the Reds red-hot rookie Jim Greengrass hits his first ML homer a grand slam to account for all the scoring as the Reds trim the Dodgers 4-0. Herm Wehmeier is the winner. Greengrass is the 2nd Reds rookie in 3 days to slam his first ML homer: Johnny Temple hit a grand slam on the 12th against the Giants.
Jul 26, 1952 - The Giants trip the Reds 7-2 on Hank Thompson's grand slam. Larry Jansen wins his 12th win in a row over Cincy as New York routs Herm Wehmeier. Jansen last lost to the Reds on Augst 29 1948.
Apr 19, 1952 - Against the Pirates Mel Queen the first two Reds batters-Grady Hatton and Bobby Adams-belt homers. It's the 5th time in history it's happened. The Reds go on to win 9-3 behind Herm Wehmeier.
Sep 30, 1949 - Ralph Kiner hits his 54th homer and 16th in September as the Pirates beat Herm Wehmeier and the Reds 3-2. The monthly total eclipses Cy Williams' 1923 NL mark. Kiner's blow is a tremendous drive over the scoreboard in LF at Pittsburgh.
Jul 3, 1949 - The Cards move to within a game of the leading Dodgers by beating the Reds 8-1. Gerry Staley pitches the complete game win and batterymate Joe Garagiola poles a homer off starter Herm Wehmeier.
Sep 6, 1948 - After 2423 times at bat Cubs catcher Dutch Verban finally connects for his only major league home run. Dutch goes deep against Johnny Vander Meer in the first of two games but that's all the Cubs' scoring as the Reds win 3-1. Dutch McCall takes the loss and serves up Hank Sauer's 30th HR tying a Reds' club record. The Cubs win the 2nd game in eight innings 6-2 as Bob Rush defeats Herm Wehmeier. Roy Smalley hits a 3-run HR.
Jul 5, 1948 - Ralph Kiner hits 3 HRs for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the visiting Reds while teammate Stan Rojek hits the first of his 2 ML homers connecting off rookie Herm Wehmeier. Kiner teams up with Johnny Hopp and Wally Westlake in the outfield for a record 19 putouts in the 10-3 first game win. The Reds score 3 in the 9th to take the nitecap 6-4.