Paul Schramka Stats

Paul Schramka was born on Thursday, March 22, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Schramka was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1953, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Paul Schramka baseball stats page.

"Paul Schramka's Chicago Cubs jersey number ( #14 ) is retired, which is curious considering he never batted in a big league game. After being inserted into the lineup in April 1953 as a pinch runner in one game and as a late-inning replacement left fielder in a second, Schramka was shipped to a minor league team in Springfield, Mass. He bounced to other farm clubs in Des Moines, Iowa; Beaumont, Texas; and finally Macon, Ga. Then he became a mortician in Milwaukee. The wiry rookie who took Schramka's jersey number after his exit in 1953 batted 9,421 times in the major leagues and hit 512 home runs. His name was Ernie Banks . he played shortstop, then first base. Then he was inducted into the Hall of Fame." - Staff Writer Ted Gregory in The Chicago Tribune (10/30/2016, Unknown Cub shares retired jersey number , Section 1, Page 18)
Paul Schramka

Paul Schramka Autograph on a 1977 One-Year Winners (#14)
Paul Schramka Autograph on a 1977 One-Year Winners (#14)

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Birth Name:
Paul Edward Schramka
Nickname:
None
Born On:
03-22-1928  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-08-2019 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Cemetery:
Resurrection Cemetery, Mequon, Wisconsin
High School:
Messmer High School (Milwaukee, WI)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
04-14-1953 (Age 25)
Last Game:
04-16-1953
Draft:
Not Applicable
Paul Schramka

Paul Schramka Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Paul Schramka

Paul Schramka Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1953 25 Cubs 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1 Year 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Schramka

Paul Schramka Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1953 Cubs LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1 Year 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
Paul Schramka

Paul Schramka Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1953 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1 Year 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
Paul Schramka

Paul Schramka Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1953 Chicago Cubs 14 $2,000.00 - -


Paul Edward Schramka was a Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs ( 1953 ). Paul made his big league debut on April 14, 1953 , Opening Day in Wrigley Field ! The Cubs defeated the Redlegs 3-2 and Schramka didn't get an at-bat, but he did take the field in the seventh inning, pinch running for Clyde McCullough . The box score:
Paul Schramka Major League Baseball Debut Box Score
Paul Schramka MLB Debut | The Elmira Advertiser | April 15, 1953 | Page Nine

Roy Smalley , a veteran shortstop for the Cubs since 1948, told Ted Damata (Chicago Tribune. April 6, 1953. Smalley Sees Paul Schramka as Another Enos Slaughter . Page 1) that Paul Schramka, "Can hit. And he can do it in the clutch. He hustles all he way and in the right direction. I don't have much doubt that he will stick, and if he does, it is to his own credit all the way because he made his own opportunities and made good on them. He's a ball player all he way. He has speed, hustle, and goes after a ball like a rabbit. But at the plate, he gives the pitcher an inferiority complex. You know he's going to hit ... or give you a good scare. It's like having Big Hank ( Sauer ) batting for you ... you're glad he's on your side."

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