Willard Schmidt Stats

Willard Schmidt was born on Tuesday, May 29, 1928, in Hays, Kansas. Schmidt was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1952, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Willard Schmidt baseball stats page.

"Was it something I said? Reds Braves (on April 26, 1959 ). Braves pitchers Bob Rush and Lew Burdette do the plunking. It is a first in the major leagues, but the ML mark will be tied in three years by Frank Thomas . While on the mound in the 4th inning, Schmidt is hit again when a Johnny Logan line drive strikes him on the right hand and he has to leave the game. The two teams use 14 pitchers between them to tie a National League record, with the eight pitchers by the Reds tying another NL record. Warren Spahn is tagged for the loss, his 2nd in two days to the Reds ." - The Baseball Library (2003, Willard Schmidt Biography , Interactive Media Services, LLC)
Willard Schmidt

Willard Schmidt Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#168 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Willard Schmidt Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#168 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Willard Raymond Schmidt
Nickname:
None
Born On:
05-29-1928  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Hays, Kansas
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-22-2007 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Newcastle, Oklahoma
Cemetery:
Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Elk City, Oklahoma
High School:
Undetermined
College:
Fort Hays State College (DNP)
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
187
First Game:
04-19-1952 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-26-1959
Draft:
Not Applicable
Willard Schmidt

Willard Schmidt 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
1952 24 Cardinals 18 3 4 2 3 .400 5.19 0 0 1 34.2 158 36 20 20 6 18 2 30 1 2 0 -
1953 25 Cardinals 6 2 1 0 2 .000 9.17 0 0 0 17.2 89 21 18 20 1 13 2 11 0 1 0 -
1955 27 Cardinals 20 15 3 7 6 .538 2.78 8 1 0 129.2 522 89 40 40 7 57 7 86 3 3 0 -
1956 28 Cardinals 33 21 6 6 8 .429 3.84 2 0 1 147.2 629 131 63 69 18 78 7 52 6 1 0 -
1957 29 Cardinals 40 8 8 10 3 .769 4.78 1 0 0 116.2 527 146 62 67 13 49 6 63 7 2 0 -
1958 30 Redlegs 41 2 18 3 5 .375 2.86 0 0 0 69.1 302 60 22 29 8 33 7 41 1 1 0 -
1959 31 Reds 36 4 10 3 2 .600 3.95 0 0 0 70.2 307 80 31 36 4 30 4 40 2 1 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
7 Years 194 55 50 31 29 .517 3.93 11 1 2 586.1 2,534 563 256 281 57 278 35 323 20 11 0 -
Willard Schmidt

Willard Schmidt Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1952 24 Cardinals 18 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125
1953 25 Cardinals 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1955 27 Cardinals 20 42 1 5 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 15 2 0 0 1 .119 .119 .143
1956 28 Cardinals 33 43 3 10 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 16 3 0 0 0 .233 .267 .256
1957 29 Cardinals 40 33 3 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 8 4 0 1 0 .212 .235 .212
1958 30 Redlegs 41 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091
1959 31 Reds 36 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 3 0 .083 .313 .083
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
7 Years 194 153 10 25 2 0 0 0 7 4 0 52 11 0 4 1 .163 .205 .176
Willard Schmidt

Willard Schmidt Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1952 Cardinals P 18 3 104 14 0.8 13 2 11 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 3.38
1953 Cardinals P 6 2 53 4 0.7 4 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.04
1955 Cardinals P 20 15 389 34 1.7 32 12 20 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.22
1956 Cardinals P 33 21 443 40 1.2 40 6 34 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.44
1957 Cardinals P 40 8 350 31 0.8 30 8 22 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.31
1958 Redlegs P 41 2 208 24 0.6 22 5 17 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.86
1959 Reds P 36 4 212 21 0.6 21 5 16 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.67
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 194 55 1,759 168 0.9 162 40 122 6 11 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.49
7 Years 194 55 1,759 168 0.9 162 40 122 6 11 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.49
Willard Schmidt

Willard Schmidt Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1952 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.0 0.0 1.67 7.79 4.67
1953 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.85 5.60 6.62
1955 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 10.5 1.51 5.97 3.96
1956 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 0.0 0.67 3.17 4.75
1957 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.1 11.0 1.29 4.86 3.78
1958 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.24 5.32 4.28
1959 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.33 5.09 3.82
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
7 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 21.9 1.16 4.96 4.27
Willard Schmidt

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On April 26, 1959 , Willard Schmidt was hit by a pitch, in the third inning, by Lew Burdette . Later, during that same inning, Schmidt came to the plate again, and was plunked in the same frame, by relief pitcher Bob Rush . The "double-plunk" inning made Major League history as Willard became the first player ever hit twice by a pitch, during the same inning . [ Hit by Pitch Records ]

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Last-Modified: April 6, 2018 5:05 AM EST

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