Richie Scheinblum

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Richie Scheinblum
Outfielder
Born: (1942-11-05) November 5, 1942 (age 71)
New York, New York
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1965 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1974 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average .263
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 127
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Richard Alan "Richie" Scheinblum (November 5, 1942, in New York, New York) is a former professional All Star Major League Baseball player.

He played for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, California Angels, and St. Louis Cardinals. He also played two seasons in Japan for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

Early life[edit]

Scheimblum is Jewish, and was born in New York to Fred and Lee Scheinblum.[1]

Baseball career[edit]

Playing for the Denver Bears in 1971, he was the American Association MVP after he hit a league-leading and Triple-A-record .388 with a .490 on-base percentage, .725 slugging percentage, 31 doubles, 10 triples, 25 home runs, and 108 RBIs.[1][2]

Scheinblum played outfield in the major leagues from 1965 to 1974. A switch-hitter, he hit .263 with 13 homers and 127 RBIs in his career.[3][4]

His best year was 1972, when he hit .300 (sixth in the American League) with an on-base percentage of .383 (fifth in the league), 8 homers, and 66 RBIs for the Royals.[5][6] He was named to the American League All-Star team and was the Royals' Player of the Month in August.[5][7] Following the Munich Massacre in September of that year, Scheinblum wore a black armband in memory of the slain Israeli athletes. He later said, "I wore the emblematic black band ... not only because they were Jewish athletes, but because they were human beings".[2]

Family[edit]

His son, Monte Scheinblum, hit a golf ball 329 yards, 13 inches, into a 20 mile-per-hour wind to win the 1992 U.S. National Long Driving Championship,[8][9] and was also the world long driving champion that year.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archives". The Rocky Mountain News. August 30, 1992. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ ".". Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ The Big Book of Jewish Baseball: An Illustrated Encyclopedia & Anecdotal History. SP Books. 2001. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ More Tales from the Tribe Dugout. Sports Publishing LLC. 2005. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Richie Scheinblum Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ Baseball Digest. Books.google.com. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Kansas City Royals History – Richie Scheinblum". Kcroyalshistory.com. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ Jaime Diaz (May 1, 1995). "Though they outdistance the Tour's mightiest ball". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Scheinblum Wins Driving Competition". Boca Raton, Florida: Sun Sentinel. October 5, 1992. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ Ed Richards (July 9, 1996). "Three Earn Chance To Play With Best". Daily Press. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 

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