|Infielder / Manager / Head coach|
Born: April 7, 1907|
Died: February 3, 1999 (aged 91)|
|Career highlights and awards|
* Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Display (1988)|
* Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame Induction (1983)
Born in Cresson, Pennsylvania, Schrall attended University of Notre Dame, where he enjoyed a successful career as three-sport student-athlete. He excelled at baseball, being considered by many critics as one of the premier shortstops in college baseball. Schrall was the regular shortstop for Notre Dame from 1927 to 1928, and started his professional baseball career after graduating in 1928.
But it was at Bradley University that Schrall achieved national notoriety. A highly successful head coach, he led the Bradley Braves squad from 1949 to 1972. His teams won 346 games while losing only 189 in 24 seasons, reaching the College World Series in 1950 and 1956. Under his direction, the Braves also won four Missouri Valley Conference titles outright and shared another.
Schrall also managed the Peoria Redwings of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. He took over the leadership of the Redwings late in 1947 and managed them in the 1948 and 1949 seasons. He later managed for the Hastings Giants of the Nebraska State League from 1957 to 1959.
In 1983 Schrall was named to the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. He also is part of Women in Baseball, the AAGPBL permanent display at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at Cooperstown, New York, which was inaugurated in 1988 in honor of the entire league rather than individual baseball personalities.
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Beaver Falls Beavers
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