November 21, 1962 |
|September 8, 1983, for the California Angels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1996, for the California Angels|
|Runs batted in||353|
Richard Craig Schofield (born November 21, 1962) is an American former professional baseball shortstop. He played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1983 to 1996 for the California Angels, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Schofield was with the World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays in 1993, but did not play in the postseason that year, after missing the bulk of the regular season with a broken arm. He shares the record for most seasons having at least 400 at bats and fewer than 100 hits, having done it four times.
On August 29, 1986, Schofield hit a walk-off grand slam homer against Detroit to give the Angels a 13–12 victory and culminate an eight-run rally in the last of the ninth inning.
Schofield signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1995 and finished his career with the Angels the following season, playing his final game on September 29, 1996.
He is the son of former Major League Baseball player Ducky Schofield, and the uncle of current Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth. His father also went by Dick Schofield, although Richard was his father's middle name so technically this is not a "Senior/Junior" situation. His father was born John Richard Schofield but did not use his first name and was called "Dick" or "Ducky."
- "Dick Schofield Statistics and History". "baseball-reference.com. Retrieved June 12, 2017.