Admiral Schlei

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Admiral Schlei
Admiral Schlei.jpg
Born: (1878-01-12)January 12, 1878
Died: January 24, 1958(1958-01-24) (aged 80)
Huntington, West Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 24, 1904, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
April 24, 1911, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .237
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 209

George Henry "Admiral" Schlei (January 12, 1878 - January 24, 1958) was a Major League Baseball catcher. He played all or part of eight seasons in the majors, between 1904 and 1911, for the Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants. He was a starting catcher from the 1904 to the 1909 season. He was the first Reds catcher to wear shin guards.[1]

Schlei attended St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati.[1]


  1. ^ a b Heffron, Joe; Heffron, Jack (April 15, 2014). The Local Boys: Hometown Players for the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati: Clerisy Press. ISBN 1578605539. 

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