Bobby Shantz Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 95 (September 26, 1925) | 5' 6" | 142lbs. | Throws: Left
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYA AL 1960 5 4 11 0 42 0 67.2 57 5 24 54 2.79 1.20 1.13 3.2 7.2 .275 n/a
PIT NL 1961 6 3 2 0 43 6 89.1 91 5 26 61 3.32 1.31 1.25 2.6 6.1 .311 n/a
HOU NL 1962 1 1 0 0 3 3 20.2 15 1 5 14 1.31 0.97 0.92 2.2 6.1 .240 n/a
STL NL 1962 5 3 4 0 28 0 57.2 45 7 20 47 2.18 1.13 1.14 3.1 7.3 .247 n/a
STL NL 1963 6 4 11 0 55 0 79.1 55 6 17 70 2.61 0.91 0.91 1.9 7.9 .242 n/a
STL NL 1964 1 3 0 0 16 0 17.1 14 2 7 12 3.12 1.21 1.18 3.6 6.2 .245 n/a
CHN NL 1964 0 1 1 0 20 0 11.1 15 2 6 12 5.56 1.85 1.85 4.8 9.5 .394 n/a
PHI NL 1964 1 1 0 0 14 0 32.0 23 1 6 18 2.25 0.91 0.86 1.7 5.1 .233 n/a
Career 19yrs 119 99 48 0 537 171 1935.2 1795 151 643 1072 3.38 1.26 1.21 3.0 5.0 .273 n/a
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Nice image. Thanks.  I think often of ballplayers from the past who came through Cleveland late in their career. I went to the ballpark as often as possible to see Ohio native Phil Niekro in 1986 and 87 at the tail of his time in baseball. Nobody put him in center field.

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
Sep 26 '20

The tiny lefty from my youth turns 95 today. In the last game of the 1958 regular season (a meaningless second game of a doubleheader with the Orioles), Shantz pitched two innings of relief. And then he did (thanks to Casey Stengel) something that kids of all ages fantasized about -- he replaced Mickey Mantle in center field for the final inning of the game. And with one out in the ninth (as the Yankees held a 6-to-3 lead), Shantz caught a fly ball from Ron Hansen. There is no larger reason for this posting, other than I thought that somebody might like to know on Shantz's birthday.

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Sep 26 '20