July 31, 1949|
|Died: May 13, 2010
|June 18, 1971, for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 25, 1971, for the Houston Astros|
Jay D Schlueter (July 31, 1949 – May 13, 2010) was an outfielder who played in Major League Baseball during the 1971 season. Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 182 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Schlueter was a second round selection in the 1967 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros. He spent part of five seasons in the minor leagues before joining the big club in the 1971 midseason. Unfortunately, he formed part of a very congested Astros outfield that included César Cedeño, César Gerónimo, Jimmy Wynn and Bob Watson, among others. Schlueter went 1-for-3 and scored one run in seven games, but never returned to the majors. After that, he went to the minors for four more seasons. In a nine-year minors career, he posted a .209 average with 48 home runs and 128 runs batted in in 863 games.
Following his playing career, Schlueter became a dedicated coach and supporter of all youth and high school sports in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Chaparral, New Mexico. He later worked as a commercial real estate broker.
Schlueter died in his homeland of Scottdale at the age of 60.
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