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Barney Schultz (1926-2015) - was reliever on 1964 Cardinals' World Champions Team

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  • Barney Schultz (1926-2015) - was reliever on 1964 Cardinals' World Champions Team

    Barney Schultz, a relief pitcher that primarily featured a knuckleball, who played in all or parts of major league seasons between 1955 and 1965 has passed away at age 89. Aside from his baseball career Schultz lived most his life in southwest New Jersey in the outer suburbs of Philadelphia. He went 20-20, 3.63 e.r.a. in his career, that was highlighted by him being a member of the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen in 1964. Schultz went 1-3 with a miniscule 1.65 e.r.a., with 14 Saves in that '64 championship season. He took the loss in Game 3 of the '64 World Series when Mickey Mantle hit a tiebreaking, walk off home off him in the bottom of the ninth inning.
    Schulltz was in his 12th pro season and nearing his 29th birthday when he finally made his major leagues debut on Opening Day of the 1955 season (4/12/55).
    Schultz's death came about three weeks after his 89th birthday. Schultz was ranked by Wikipedia.org as the 97th oldest currently living major league player up until the time of his death on Sept 6 of this year. In an unusual coincidence, Schultz passed away on the 50th anniversary of his final appearance in a major league game
    (Sept. 6, 1965).
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 09-13-2015, 10:16 AM.

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