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h2h Corner ~ Check You Out On the Flip Side: Dan Schatzeder

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Of all the interests in all the world, Mr. Schatzeder’s numero uno would be home video. I get that video cameras were a big deal back then, that’s not what surprises me.

I just think it is bizarre that this dude is super into shooting home videos. To be honest, that mustache makes me wonder what kind of home videos Mr. Schatzeder was making.

While his hobby might be a bit weird, there is nothing weird about his career. He played 15 seasons in the majors, basically becoming a psuedo-LOOGY. However, while he would post a 2.31 K:BB against left-handed batters and 1.40 against righties, he’d actually be more successful, over his career, against righties. For his career, lefties would bat .270/.322/.382 against him and righties would bat .247/.317/.392. He’d finish with 1,317 IPs, a 3.74 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Not too shabby at all.

What will be most remembered about his career is game six of the 1987 World Series. He entered the game in the fourth inning, allowed one run and pitched two innings to pick up the victory for the Minnesota Twins as they clawed back into the series against the Cardinals. Ultimately, the Twins and Schatzeder would win that Series. Here’s hoping he had a video camera going during their celebration!

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