August 6, 1937|
Trenton, New Jersey
|Died: June 18, 2016
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
|April 15, 1959, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1961, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Earned run average||4.58|
After joining the Cubs roster for spring training, Schaffernoth made the team, making his Major League Baseball debut on April 15, 1959. When the Cubs signed Bob Porterfield a month later, Schaffernoth was placed on the disabled list due to an elbow injury, and finished the year with the Fort Worth Cats.
In 1961, he was less effective, and had a 0–4 record and a 6.34 ERA. As a result, he was released where the Cleveland Indians picked him up, and he played in 15 games for The Tribe. At the end of the season, the Washington Senators purchased his contract, but later on sent him back, and he spent the 1962 season in the minor leagues.
Schaffernoth spent the year with the Jacksonville Suns, compiling an 18–11 record with a 2.67 ERA in 30 starts, being named the International League pitcher of the year due to his play. Schaffernoth spent 1963 with Jacksonville in what ended up being his final professional season, finishing with a 3–7 record and a 3.47 ERA in 17 games.
He died of cancer in 2016, at the age of 78.
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- "Schaffernoth Most Valuable". The Plain Dealer. September 26, 1962. p. 15.
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