- Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
- City: Philadelphia
- Team: Athletics (AA)
- League: American Association
John Weyhing (1869-1890) was signed by the Cincinnati Red Stockings as one of the youngest players in the league at 19 in 1888. In eight games he went 3-4, but had a remarkable 1.23 ERA and completed seven games. He was victimized by poor defensive support: only nine of 26 runs charged were earned. The Columbus Solons bought his contract for ’89 but TB took his health and his life the next year.
- John’s older brother Gus was also an MLB pitcher
- Became one of only four big leaguers to die before age 21