Fred Schulte

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Fred Schulte
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Fred Schulte 1933 Goudey card
Center fielder
Born: (1901-01-13)January 13, 1901
Belvidere, Illinois
Died: May 20, 1983(1983-05-20) (aged 82)
Belvidere, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1927 for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1937 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .291
Home runs 47
Runs batted in 593
Teams

Fred William Schulte (January 13, 1901 – May 20, 1983) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Browns, (1927–1932), Washington Senators (1933–1935) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1936–1937). Schulte batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Belvidere, Illinois.

In an 11-season career, Schulte posted a .291 batting average (1241-for-4259) with 47 home runs and 593 RBI in 1179 games played.

Schulte joined the St. Louis Browns in 1927 and hit .317 in 60 games before an injury idled him for the rest of the season. He hit .307 in 1919, and .304 in 1931, before being traded by St. Louis to the Washington Senators late in 1932.

In 1933, Schulte hit .295 and scored 96 runs for the American League champion Senators, then led his team with a .333 average and four RBI in the World Series, which the New York Giants won in five games.

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Schulte off waivers before the 1936 season, and he played sparingly for them until 1937. After being released by Pittsburgh, he managed and coached in the minor leagues until 1946. He also served as a scout for the Reds, White Sox, Indians, and Braves between 1947 and 1964.

Schulte died in his hometown of Belvidere, Illinois, at age 82.

Highlights[edit]

  • Twice scored 100 or more runs (100 in 1931, 106 in 1932)
  • Led American League outfielders in putouts (433, in 1933)
  • Collected a lifetime strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.28 (462-to-361)

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