Heinie Schuble

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Heinie Schuble
Heinie Schuble baseball card, 1933
Born: (1906-11-01)November 1, 1906
Houston, Texas
Died: October 2, 1990(1990-10-02) (aged 83)
Baytown, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 8, 1927 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 1936 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average .251
Home runs 11
Runs batted in 116

Henry George "Heinie" Schuble (November 1, 1906 – October 2, 1990) was a Major League Baseball infielder who played seven seasons in the major leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals (1927, 1936) and Detroit Tigers (1929–1935).

Playing career[edit]

Born in Houston, Texas, Schuble played seven seasons as a utility infielder in the Major Leagues, starting his career with the St. Louis Cardinals on July 8, 1927 and finishing with the Cardinals on May 15, 1936. In between, he played five seasons with the Detroit Tigers (1929, 1932–1935), including the 1934 and 1935 American League pennant winners. Schuble played a total of 332 major league games, including 172 at shortstop, 106 at 3rd base, and three at 2nd base.

In his seven seasons, he had 235 hits, including 70 extra base hits, and scored 235 runs. He accumulated a .251 career batting average and .367 slugging percentage. He was 8th best in stolen bases in 1932 with 14 steals.

Aside from "Heinie" Manush, the 1934 Detroit Tigers had a lineup full of colorful nicknames: Goose Goslin, Flea Clifton, Schoolboy Rowe, Icehouse Wilson, Chief Hogsett, Red Phillips, General Crowder, and Frederick Firpo Marberry to name a few.

An Encounter With Connie Mack[edit]

In a 2007 article in the Lakeland Ledger [1], 94-year-old Ray Allen, a 94-year-old Tiger fan (who was the visiting team batboy from 1929 to 1931) recounted the following story about Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack and Schuble. Mack was dressed in his trademark suit and tie rather than a baseball uniform, and asked Allen's advice on Heinie Schuble, who was new to the American League. "The Tigers had a shortstop named Heinie Schuble. They'd just got him," Allen recalled. "I was standing in the dugout next to Connie Mack, and he said, 'Son, how's he hit the ball.' "I said, 'He hits most of them to right-center.'" "Well, he always signaled (to his team) with a scorecard, so he went this way (to his right) and the center fielder moved over into right-center. The first pitch, he (Schuble) hit it right to him."

Schuble died in 1990 at age 83 in Baytown, Texas. He was buried at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

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