October 4, 1953 |
|September 17, 1979, for the California Angels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1985, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Earned run average||6.75|
David Paul Schuler (born October 4, 1953 in Framingham, Massachusetts) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. A left-handed reliever, Schuler appeared in 10 games in Major League Baseball (MLB) over 3 season from 1979 to 1985 with the California Angels and Atlanta Braves. He also served a pitching coach in the minor league systems of five teams.
Schuler attended the University of New Haven, where he graduated from with a degree in general business management in 1975.He was elected into Hall of Fame in 1975, and Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, earning a Gold Medal in 1973.He was subsequently drafted in the 10th round of the 1975 MLB Draft. Schuler made his MLB debut with the California Angels on September 17, 1979 against the Kansas City Royals. The first batter he faced was future Hall of Fame hitter George Brett. He threw 1.2 innings, giving up 2 earned runs. He also gave up a home run to Darrell Porter. This was his only game he played with the Angels in 1979.
In 1980, Schuler appeared in 4 games for the Angels as a reliever. In 12.2 innings, he gave up 5 earned runs while striking out 7.
Schuler did not appear in an MLB game in a game from 1981 to 1984. In 1985, he appeared in 9 games as a reliever for the Atlanta Braves, giving up 8 earned runs while striking out 10.
After playing professionally, Schuler became a pitching coach in the farm systems of the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Taiwan Major Leagues, Baltimore Orioles, and Colorado Rockies. ]s.
Schuler's first wife, Marianne, is mother to their two daughters, Emily and Erin. They were married for 11 years. Schuler was married to his second wife, Sherry, prior to her death from breast cancer on June 21, 2010.Schuler remarried Diane Devine on Columbus Day, 2013, and lives in Naples, FL FL He lived in Lewes, Delaware, where he worked for the Horsey Family Youth Foundation combating youth drug use.