Skip Jutze

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Skip Jutze
Born: (1946-05-28) May 28, 1946 (age 69)
Bayside, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1972 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1977 for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
Batting average .215
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 51

Alfred Henry "Skip" Jutze (born May 28, 1946) is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of six seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily as a catcher.

Baseball career[edit]

Jutze was drafted out of Central Connecticut State University by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round of the 1968 MLB amateur draft. Prior to his major league debut, Jutze taught at Candlewood Junior High School, in Dix Hills, New York.[citation needed]

Jutze made his Major League Baseball debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on September 1, 1972, and appeared in his final game on September 21, 1977.

Jutze was a member of the inaugural Seattle Mariners team that began playing in 1977. He also holds the distinction of having hit the first grand slam home run in Mariners history on May 17 of that year.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Jutze is a convert to Judaism.[2]


  1. ^ [// Day by day in Jewish sports history by Bob Wechsler], p. 138, at Google Books
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