March 25, 1969 |
San Diego, California
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|July 18, 1994 for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1995 for the Minnesota Twins|
|Career highlights and awards|
Erik Paul Schullstrom is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Minnesota Twins in 1994 and 1995. He was born on March 25, 1969 in San Diego, California, and he attended Fresno State University. Schullstrom was 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and 220 pounds. He threw and batted right-handed.
Schullstrom was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays 620th overall in the 24th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft. Deciding not to sign, he would have to wait until 1990 to be drafted again, where he was selected 51st overall in the 2nd round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.
In the minors, Schullstrom spent time starting and relieving. Perhaps his best minor league season as a starter was in 1991, where he went 5–6 with a 3.05 ERA and 93 K's in 85+ innings. His best season as a reliever in the minors was 1994 with Nashville, when he had a 2.63 ERA in 26 games, and 43 strikeouts in 41 innings.
On July 18, 1994, Schullstrom made his Major League debut as a 25-year-old rookie for the Twins. In 9 games that year, he posted an ERA of 2.77 and had 13 strikeouts in 13 innings of work. His success did not carry over to the next season-in 37 games in 1995, he had an ERA well over 6.
In the field, committed only one error in his career for a .889 fielding percentage.
On September 27, 1995, Schullstrom played his final Major League game. Even though this was the end to his Major League career, he played four seasons in Japan, two for the Nippon Ham Fighters in 1998 and 1999, and two for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in 2001 and 2002.
- On August 31, 1992, Schullstrom was sent with Ricky Gutiérrez (who was actually a player to be named later) from the Orioles to the San Diego Padres for Craig Lefferts.
- On August 16, 1995, Schullstrom was sent from the Orioles (who selected him off waivers on April 1, 1993) to the Twins as the player to be named later in a deal that happened on August 13, 1995-the Twins sent Mike Pagliarulo to the Orioles for a player to be named later, who happened to be Schullstrom.
- Schullstrom earned $109,000 in 1994 and $113,000 in 1995.
- Schullstrom wore the number 58 in both his stints with the Twins.
- Schullstrom holds the Major League record of 60 innings pitched without recording a win or loss.
- Currently, Schullstrom resides in Alameda, California.
- On July 3, 1991, Schullstrom, starting for the Frederick (MD) Keys, pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Kinston (NC) Indians.