January 1, 1927 |
|September 6, 1943, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 24, 1954, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||4.88|
|Innings pitched||1,070 2⁄3|
Carl Alvin Scheib (born January 1, 1927) is a retired professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1943–45 and 1947–54) and St. Louis Cardinals (1954) of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Born in Gratz, Pennsylvania, Scheib led the American League in Wild Pitches (9) in 1950. He was one of the best-hitting pitchers of his time. In 1948, he registered 31 hits in 104 at bats, for a batting average of .298 with two home runs and 21 runs batted in. He appeared in 32 games as a pitcher, and 20 more as a pinch hitter. In 1951, Scheib appeared in 46 games as a pitcher, two more as a pinch hitter, and batted .396 (21 for 53). His .396 mark was the highest for a pitcher with that many at bats since 1925. In his MLB career, Scheib batted an even .250, with five home runs, 59 RBI and 117 hits in 468 at bats. In 11 seasons Scheib had a 45–65 Win–Loss record, 267 Games, 107 Games Started, 47 Complete Games, 17 Saves, 1,070 2⁄3 innings pitched, 290 Strikeouts, and a 4.88 ERA.
- Pils, Douglas (June 26, 2010). "Week in review/preview: Pitchers who carry a big bat". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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