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 Autograph on a 1977 One-Year Winners (#14)
Paul Schramka Pitching Stats
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Paul Schramka Hitting Stats
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Paul Schramka Miscellaneous Items of Interest
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Paul Edward Schramka was a
Major League Baseball player
). Paul made his big league debut on
April 14, 1953
! 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
. The 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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