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Howie Schultz

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Howard Henry "Howie" Schultz July 3, 1922 – October 30, 2009, nicknamed "Stretch" and "Steeple", was an American baseball and basketball player from Saint Paul, Minnesota

Due to his height, 6-foot-6-inch 198 m, he was not allowed to serve in the armed forces during World War II From 1943 to 1948, Schultz, played Major League Baseball as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds He primarily played as a first baseman and has a career batting average of 241 Schultz was traded by Brooklyn to make room for Jackie Robinson

In the offseason, Schultz played professional basketball He was with the Anderson Packers of the NBL for three seasons When the Packers moved to the NBA, Schultz served as their player-coach before being traded to the Fort Wayne Pistons midseason Schultz later played two seasons with Minneapolis Lakers, winning a championship in 1952 Schultz averaged 97 points per game in the NBL, and 53 in the NBA Schultz was one of the few players who qualified for pensions from both major league baseball and the NBA


  • 1 Death
  • 2 Basketball career
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


Howie Schultz died on October 30, 2009, aged 87, after a brief battle with cancer, in Chaska, Minnesota

Basketball career

In the 1949–1950 season, Howie Schultz played for the Anderson Packers In the same year, he was traded to the Fort Wayne Pistons In the 1950–1951 season, he left for basketball to play baseball He later joined the Minneapolis Lakers for two seasons In the championship against the New York Knicks, Schultz reportedly threw a punch at 6'3" Small Forward Ernie Vandeweghe in game 4 of the NBA Championship Schultz was ejected after receiving a Technical Foul and received a 50 dollar fine He retired after 4 years in the league in 1952


  1. ^ "Howie Schultz career statistics" Baseball-Referencecom Retrieved 2009-10-31 
  2. ^ a b Brackin, Dennis 2009-10-30 Legendary "St Paul athlete Howie Schultz dies" Check |url= value help Star Tribune Retrieved 2009-10-31 
  3. ^ "Howie Schultz NBL Stats" 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Minors
  • Howie Schultz at Basketball-Referencecom
  • Howie Schultz at Find a Grave

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