Gene Stechschulte

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Gene Stechschulte
Born: (1973-08-12) August 12, 1973 (age 43)
Lima, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 2000, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
June 30, 2002, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 8–7
Earned run average 4.58
Strikeouts 84
WHIP 1.46

Eugene Urban Stechschulte (born August 12, 1973) is a former Major League Baseball player who pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2000-2002. Stechschulte began his professional baseball career in the Cardinals' minor league system in 1996 as an undrafted free agent. In 1998, he led the league with 33 saves and 51 games finished in Peoria. In 1999, he led the Arkansas Travelers with 19 saves. In 2000, he was second in the Pacific Coast League with 26 saves.[1]

On April 17, 2001, Stechschulte became one of few major leaguers to have homered on the first pitch ever thrown to him and the only pitcher to accomplish the feat as a pinch-hitter.[2] On June 1, 2011, Stechschulte was named the Ohio Northern University baseball coach.

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  1. ^ Cardinals' Media Relations, ed. (2001). St. Louis Cardinals 2001 Media Guide. Hadler Printing Company. pp. A–206–A208. 
  2. ^ Baseball Almanac Box Score of game played on April 17, 2001, Retrieved on 14 December 2007

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