August 12, 1973 |
|April 20, 2000, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 30, 2002, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||4.58|
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.
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. On June 1, 2011, Stechschulte was named the Ohio Northern University baseball coach.
- Cardinals' Media Relations, ed. (2001). St. Louis Cardinals 2001 Media Guide. Hadler Printing Company. pp. A–206–A208.
- Baseball Almanac Box Score of game played on April 17, 2001, Retrieved on 14 December 2007
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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