Carl Scheib Stats

Carl Scheib was born on Saturday, January 1, 1927, in Gratz, Pennsylvania. Scheib was 16 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1943, with the Philadelphia Athletics. 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 Carl Scheib baseball stats page.

"Carl (Scheib) quit school and reported to the A's . Connie Mack placed him on salary as a batting practice pitcher. Surprising his teammates, Scheib displayed good control, a hard fastball, and a sharp curve. That summer he began making road trips with the team. In late August he pitched in the second game of an exhibition double-header against the League Island Marines. The righthander was impressive, working four innings, allowing no hits, and striking out seven." - Baseball Historian Jim Sargent (SABR Baseball Biography. Carl Scheib . Source )
Carl Scheib

Carl Scheib Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#57 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Carl Scheib Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#57 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Carl Alvin Scheib
Nickname:
None
Born On:
01-01-1927  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Gratz, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-24-2018 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Antonio, Texas
Cemetery:
St. Andrew United Methodist Church Cemetery, Valley View, Pennsylvania
High School:
Gratz High School (Gratz, PA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
192
First Game:
09-06-1943 (Age 16)
Last Game:
05-24-1954
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $500
Carl Scheib

Carl Scheib 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
1943 16 Athletics 6 0 5 0 1 .000 4.34 0 0 0 18.2 85 24 9 14 4 3 0 3 0 1 0 -
1944 17 Athletics 15 0 9 0 0 .000 4.21 0 0 0 36.1 156 36 17 18 1 11 0 13 1 4 2 -
1945 18 Athletics 4 0 3 0 0 .000 3.12 0 0 0 8.2 34 6 3 3 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 -
1947 20 Athletics 21 12 6 4 6 .400 5.04 6 2 0 116.0 505 121 65 68 11 55 1 26 6 2 2 -
1948 21 Athletics 32 24 7 14 8 .636 3.94 15 1 0 198.2 855 219 87 90 14 76 0 44 2 1 0 -
1949 22 Athletics 38 23 13 9 12 .429 5.12 11 2 0 182.2 821 191 104 117 16 118 4 43 3 2 0 -
1950 23 Athletics 43 8 23 3 10 .231 7.22 1 0 3 106.0 513 138 85 96 13 70 3 37 9 0 1 -
1951 24 Athletics 46 11 34 1 12 .077 4.47 3 0 10 143.0 618 132 71 78 7 71 2 49 6 8 0 -
1952 25 Athletics 30 19 11 11 7 .611 4.39 8 1 2 158.0 667 153 77 82 21 50 5 42 4 4 1 -
1953 26 Athletics 28 8 13 3 7 .300 4.88 3 0 2 96.0 423 99 52 57 9 29 2 25 3 7 0 -
1954 27 Athletics 1 1 0 0 1 .000 22.50 0 0 0 2.0 12 5 5 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 -
1954 27 Cardinals 3 1 1 0 1 .000 11.57 0 0 0 4.2 25 6 6 6 3 5 1 5 1 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
11 Years 267 107 125 45 65 .409 4.88 47 6 17 1,070.2 4,714 1,130 581 634 99 493 18 290 35 30 6 -
Carl Scheib

Carl Scheib Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1943 16 Athletics 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1944 17 Athletics 15 10 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .500
1945 18 Athletics 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1947 20 Athletics 22 45 4 6 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 .133 .152 .133
1948 21 Athletics 52 104 14 31 8 3 2 1 21 8 1 17 0 0 0 3 .298 .348 .490
1949 22 Athletics 47 72 9 17 2 0 0 0 10 8 0 10 2 0 0 2 .236 .313 .264
1950 23 Athletics 50 52 6 13 0 1 1 0 6 1 0 9 0 0 0 2 .250 .264 .346
1951 24 Athletics 48 53 9 21 2 2 2 0 8 1 0 5 0 0 1 1 .396 .418 .623
1952 25 Athletics 44 82 4 18 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 9 1 0 0 4 .220 .220 .220
1953 26 Athletics 35 41 4 8 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .195 .233 .195
1954 27 Athletics 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1954 27 Cardinals 3 2 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
11 Years 327 468 51 117 14 6 5 1 59 21 1 59 3 0 1 16 .250 .284 .338
Carl Scheib

Carl Scheib Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1943 Athletics P 6 0 56 2 0.3 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.96
1944 Athletics P 15 0 109 13 0.9 13 0 13 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.22
1945 Athletics P 4 0 26 3 0.8 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.12
1947 Athletics P 21 12 348 17 0.8 16 3 13 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.24
1948 Athletics LF 1 1 27 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1948 Athletics P 32 24 596 51 1.6 50 14 36 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.27
1948 Athletics RF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1949 Athletics P 38 23 548 33 0.9 30 6 24 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.48
1950 Athletics P 43 8 318 19 0.4 19 3 16 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.61
1951 Athletics P 46 11 429 58 1.3 57 14 43 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.59
1952 Athletics P 30 19 474 47 1.6 45 19 26 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.56
1953 Athletics P 28 8 288 21 0.8 20 4 16 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.88
1954 Athletics P 1 1 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1954 Cardinals P 3 1 14 2 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 267 107 3,212 266 1.0 257 66 191 9 19 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.16
RF Totals 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
LF Totals 1 1 27 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
11 Years 269 109 3,266 268 1.0 259 68 191 9 19 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.14
Carl Scheib

Carl Scheib Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1943 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.00 1.45 1.45
1944 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 1.18 3.22 2.72
1945 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 2.08 4.15
1947 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 15.0 15.0 0.47 2.02 4.27
1948 Athletics 0 0 .000 19 0 n/a 52.0 6.1 5.0 0.58 1.99 3.44
1949 Athletics 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 0.0 7.2 7.2 0.36 2.12 5.81
1950 Athletics 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 52.0 5.8 8.7 0.53 3.14 5.94
1951 Athletics 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 26.5 10.6 6.6 0.69 3.08 4.47
1952 Athletics 1 0 1.000 14 0 n/a 0.0 9.1 11.7 0.84 2.39 2.85
1953 Athletics 0 0 .000 8 0 n/a 0.0 41.0 10.3 0.86 2.34 2.72
1954 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 4.50 4.50
1954 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 9.64 9.64
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 1 0 1.000 63 0 n/a 93.6 7.9 7.9 0.59 2.44 4.14
Carl Scheib

Carl Scheib Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1943 Philadelphia Athletics 14 Undetermined - -
1944 Philadelphia Athletics 24 Undetermined - -
1945 Philadelphia Athletics 24 Undetermined n/a -
1947 Philadelphia Athletics 11 , 24 Undetermined - -
1948 Philadelphia Athletics 24 Undetermined - -
1949 Philadelphia Athletics 24 Undetermined - -
1950 Philadelphia Athletics 24 Undetermined - -
1951 Philadelphia Athletics 24 Undetermined - -
1952 Philadelphia Athletics 24 Undetermined - -
1953 Philadelphia Athletics 24 Undetermined - -
1954 Philadelphia Athletics 24 Undetermined - -
1954 St. Louis Cardinals 31 Undetermined - -


Carl Alvin Scheib was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics A's (1947–1954), and closed out his career with the St. Louis Cardinals (1954).

Carl was a a self-described "farm boy" who grew up on a 10-acre plot near the tiny town of Gratz, Pennsylvania. He pitched for the local high school and shopped at Smeltz Grocery, where Mrs. Hannah Clark worked. She had witnessed Scheib's pitching and mentioned it to a traveling salesman named Al Grossman, who wrote a letter to Connie Mack . A similar disovery occurred in the past, where a salesman had told Clark Griffith about a prospect - his name was Walter Johnson , so Mack simply wrote back and invited them to travel to Philadelphia and tryout for the team.

Carl, and his dad, did exactly that! On June 23, 1942, during a rain-delay, threw some pitches in the bullpen for Mr. Mack. The skipper liked what he saw and told the youngster to return the following spring.

In June of '43, Carl was signed by the team - as a batting practice pitcher! Then, on Labor Day, that same year, Carl signed an $800 ($500 bonus / $300 for the remainder of season) contract and made his Major League debut, that same day!

Carl Scheib Record Setting Box Score
Carl Scheib MLB Debut | The Arizona Republic | September 7, 1943 | Page 4
Did you know that when Carl Scheib took the mound, on September 6, 1943 , he became the youngest player in American League history , and the youngest pitcher in Major League history? A year later, the major league mark was broken, but through today, Scheib remains the youngest twirler in the junior circuit. Do you know who owns the National League record ? [ Answer ]
Carl Scheib Book
Carl Scheib Debut | Wonder Boy Excerpt | Lawrence Knorr | Sunbury Press | Read More

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