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    Former Phila. A's hurler Carl Scheib Turns 90

    Long-time Philadelhia Athletics RHP, Carl Scheib turned 90 yesterday on 1/1/17. He was a fixture with the Philly A's from 1943-1954 (except 1946 - military service). According to Wikipedia he is the 77th currently living former major leaguer to reach the age of 90 (of those 77, nine played at least part of their careers with the Philadelphia Athletics). Scheib was in the majors at age 16 in 1943, as teams sometimes signed players who were too young for the military draft during World War Two. He debuted late in 1943 (Sept. 6) and remained with the A's until taking a loss to the Chicago White Sox on May 3, 1954, his final game with the team. He tried to extend his career with the St. Louis Cardinals later that year, but was released after only one start and two relief appearances. Aside from those 3 games with the Cardinals , Scheib spent his entire 267 MLB game career with the Philadelphia Athletics.
    His final record shows 45 wins against 65 losses, with a 4.88 earned run average, 17 Saves, 47 Complete Games and 6 Shut Outs.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 01-03-2017 at 05:39 PM.

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    I've never heard of him, but 90 is quite an accomplishment.
    Strikeouts are boring - besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls. More democratic. ~Crash Davis

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrosFANATIC View Post
    I've never heard of him, but 90 is quite an accomplishment.
    What's amazing, as far as MLB's evolution goes, is that even a second-line pitcher like Scheib threw almost 50 Complete Games back then and that was not atypical. Reliever specialization is the biggest change of the game since Scheib pitched back in the '40s & '50s.

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    IIRC Carl Scheib was the youngest player to appear in an AL game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdTarbusz View Post
    IIRC Carl Scheib was the youngest player to appear in an AL game.
    What does IIRC mean?

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