April 11, 1927 |
St. Louis, Missouri
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 25, 1953 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 30, 1953 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
John Edward "Jack" Faszholz (born April 11, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri), nicknamed "Preacher", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1953. He went to spring training with the Cardinals in 1953 and 1955, and pitched a total of 11 2/3 innings at the National League level.
However, most of his baseball career was spent playing for the Rochester Red Wings in Rochester, New York; at the time, the Red Wings were a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. He was inducted into the Red Wings Hall of Fame in 1990, winning more games than any other pitcher in their franchise history with 80 career victories.
While playing professional baseball, he also attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis during the fall semester of each year, beginning in 1947 and finally graduating in 1958. He became an ordained pastor of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and taught first at Lutheran high schools in St. Louis, then at Concordia University in Austin, TX.
- LCMS pastor recalls playing with Cardinals, Red Sox
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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