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Bob Schmidt (baseball)

Bob Schmidt
Born: (1933-04-22) April 22, 1933 (age 87)
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: May 2, 2015(2015-05-02)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 8, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average .243
Hits 317
RBI 150
Career highlights and awards
  • NL All-Star: 1958
  • Robert Benjamin Schmidt (April 22, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri), is an American former professional baseball player. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball from 1958 to 1965 for the San Francisco Giants, Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Yankees.[1]

    Major League career

    As a rookie in 1958, Schmidt was selected to be on the National League team in the 1958 All-Star Game.[2] On August 31, 1958, Schmidt hit a home run and had six runs batted in against future Baseball Hall of Fame member, Sandy Koufax, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, including a first-inning grand slam.[3] In 1961, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for catcher Ed Bailey.[1] Schmidt played as a reserve to regular catcher Jerry Zimmerman during the Reds' pennant-winning season of 1961, although he didn't make the post-season roster when the Reds lost to the New York Yankees in the World Series.[4][5] In 1962 he was traded along with Dave Stenhouse to the Washington Senators for Marty Keough and Johnny Klippstein.[1] Schmidt ended his career with the New York Yankees in 1965.[1]

    Career statistics

    In a seven-year major league career, Schmidt played in 454 games, accumulating 317 hits in 1,305 at bats for a .243 career batting average along with 39 home runs and 150 runs batted in.[1] Schmidt led the American League in fielding percentage in

    1. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year while playing for the Washington Senators.[6] He had a career fielding percentage of .988.[1] He holds the Major League record for most putouts in an extra inning game with 22, set on June 22,
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