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    Hello everyone -- I'm helping on a project about bios of the 1964 Cardinals. As you may know, Pilots skipper Joe Schultz was a coach in St. Louis from 1963 to 1968 before joining Seattle. As a Ball Four fan, I volunteered to work on Joe when I saw he was still unassigned. I am hoping to fill in the following gaps -- replies offline are welcome.

    1. His mother's name and maiden name
    2. Is the story that he got a base hit as a 13-year-old in the minors true? I'd like a game account.
    3. It appears he did not have to serve in the military during World War II. I wonder if he was 4-F?
    4. Any color on his life after retiring from baseball. I have only that he worked in railroad supply circa 1984.
    5. Name of his wife and when they were married; names of his children, if any.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    From 1968 Sporting News Guide, page 398 --

    Says he pinch-hit for Houston in 1931 at age 13. He was bat boy, his father was manager.
    Married Grace Tesson September 2, 1940.

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    I have also seen the 1931 at bat attributed to Joe Schultz, Sr. Don't know which is correct.

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    • #3
      That helps, Macker, thank you. Meanwhile I found out that the Army did reject Joe for military service (haven't found the cause yet, though).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Macker View Post
        From 1968 Sporting News Guide, page 398 --

        Houston in 1931
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        I have also seen the 1931 at bat attributed to Joe Schultz, Sr. Don't know which is correct.
        Members of that Houston team: Dizzy Dean and Joe Medwick.

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        • #5
          I believe his daughter was on Hee Haw for a number of years and now has a candy company in TN? I wish I could recall more but this candy owner offered up family info that would indicate she is either the daughter of Shultz or Don Gutterridge.

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          • #6
            Something I discovered while conducting some online research for pinch hitting data, (source is one of the SABR Baseball Research Journals that has been made available online) that *may* not be commonly known, is that Joe Schultz of Seattle Pilots management, Ball Four, and "lets go pound some Budweiser" fame, and his father; are the only father-son combo in MLB history to each lead their league in pinch hits (& they each led in PH BA twice.)

            (Just as an aside, trying to find really good, comprehensive PH data & league leaderships in various categories for given years or for individual players on is like pulling teeth from a live tiger in the wild... I dont know how much call there would ever be for it, but I'd like to see a PH encyclopedia compiled like Total Baseball or Baseball Ref.com or even like the Home Run Encyclopedia for every player to ever make a PH plate appearance.)
            Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 07-20-2010, 09:47 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by janduscframe View Post
              I believe his daughter was on Hee Haw for a number of years and now has a candy company in TN? I wish I could recall more but this candy owner offered up family info that would indicate she is either the daughter of Shultz or Don Gutterridge.
              I remember this as well and even looked it up once but it's been a few years ago. You may want to post this request in the St. Louis Browns forum as well since Schultz played for that team from 1943-1948. I seem to remember a thread about Schultz in the Browns forum but couldn't locate it-possibly it was "purged" when the site experienced a server problem a couple of years ago.
              "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

              "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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              • #8
                It's a good lead worth following, guys...I'll see what I can dig up. Thanks.

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                • #9
                  I've gotten all my answers here, folks. It just took a lot of good old-fashioned digging -- but in the Internet era, it seems that everything is answerable.

                  So this piece of the '64 Cards project will move to the next stage (the whole project is getting a push, in fact).

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