July 3, 1922|
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Died: October 30, 2009
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 16, 1943 for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 8, 1948 for the Cincinnati Reds|
Due to his height, 6-foot-6-inch (1.98 m), he was not allowed to serve in the armed forces during World War II. From 1943 to 1948, Schultz, played Major League Baseball as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds. He primarily played as a first baseman and has a career batting average of .241. Schultz was traded by Brooklyn to make room for Jackie Robinson.
Schultz turned to basketball in 1949, embarking on a four year National Basketball Association career as a member of the Anderson Packers, Fort Wayne Pistons, and Minneapolis Lakers. He averaged 5.3 points per game and was on one championship Laker squad. Schultz was one of the few players who qualified for pensions from both major league baseball and the NBA.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Howie Schultz at Basketball-Reference.com
- Howie Schultz at Find a Grave
|Anderson Packers head coach
Ike Duffey (interim)
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