A three sport athlete from Chase County High School., Weidert played for Butler County Community College during the 1993 and 1994 seasons. After a 3-3 freshman campaign that included a 2 hit shutout of Garden City, he was selected in the 38th round of the Major League draft by the Montreal Expos.
Chris returned for his sophomore year and midway through the season had a 3-4 record before winning 8 consecutive starts. The winning streak began with 4 consecutive shutouts (28 inning scoreless streak), including a No-hitter on April 21st against Dodge City, and continued with 4 wins in the post-season. This helped the 1994 Grizzlies earn Jayhawk West, Region VI and Central Region Championships en route to their first ever berth in the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.
For his efforts, Weidert was named 1st Team All Region VI. While in Grand Junction, he signed with the Montreal Expos, but left his mark on the Grizzlies record books. He currently holds the records for most career shutouts (6) and most shutouts in a season (5). His 11 wins in a season is tied for 2nd best and his 160 career strikeouts ranks 3rd.
Chis played 11 seasons of professional baseball for the Expos, Indians and Orioles. During that time, he was named to 5 all-star teams and set several records at various levels.
Professional Career Highlights
- 1995- 11-1 record with 1.79 ERA for the Vermont Expos of the NY-Penn League. Threw a 1-hit shutout on 8/17. Named Rookie League Pitcher of the Year by Topps. Still holds record for most wins in a season by a Vermont pitcher.
- 1996- Named to the Florida State League All-Star Team
- 1998- Won Northeast League Championship with New Jersey Jackals
- 1999- Had a 37 inning scoreless streak for Manager Eric Wedge while with the Kinston Indians
- 2001- 22 Saves tied the league record and named to the Northern League All-Star Team
- 2002- Again posted 22 Saves to tie the league record and again named to Northern League All-Star Team
- 2004- Named to Northern League All-Star Team. Retired with the career record for saves in Northern League (62)
- Chris currently lives in Andover with his wife Kayla. He teaches biology and anatomy and is the head baseball coach at Andover High School.