Crazy Schmit

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Crazy Schmit
Born: (1866-02-13)February 13, 1866
Died: October 5, 1940(1940-10-05) (aged 74)
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 21, 1890, for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys
Last MLB appearance
June 8, 1901, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 7–36
Earned run average 5.45
Strikeouts 93

Frederick M. "Crazy" Schmit (February 13, 1866 – October 5, 1940) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys, Baltimore Orioles, New York Giants, Cleveland Spiders, and Baltimore Orioles.[1][2] At the time of the 1910 United States Census, Schmit was living in Chicago with his wife Mary and their three children, Dorothy, Karl, and Frederick. Schmit's occupation was still listed as a "Professional Baseball player."[3] In October 1940, he died of a heart attack and a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Forest Glen section of Chicago.[4]


  1. ^ "Crazy Schmit Statistics and History". Retrieved 2011-1-3.
  2. ^ "CRAZY SCHMIDT'S SPEECH: Eccentric Twirler Shows Up "Home-Loving" Umpire". Detroit Free Press. September 13, 1908. 
  3. ^ Census entry for Frederick Schmit and family, age 44, born in Illinois. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Chicago Ward 27, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_269; Page: 33B; Enumeration District: 1170; Image: 774; FHL Number: 1374282
  4. ^ "Necrology". The Sporting News. October 10, 1940. p. 14. 

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