Carl Alvin Scheib (born January 1, 1927 in Gratz, Pennsylvania) is a retired professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (1943–1945 and 1947–1954) and St. Louis Cardinals (1954) of Major League Baseball.
He was the youngest player in the American League in 1943 and 1944.
Scheib led the American League in Wild Pitches (9) in 1950. He was one of the best-hitting pitchers of his time. In 1948, he registered 31 hits in 104 at bats, for a batting average of .298 with two home runs and 21 runs batted in. Scheib appeared in 32 games as a pitcher, and 20 more as a pinch hitter. In 1951, Scheib appeared in 46 games as a pitcher, two more as a pinch hitter, and batted .396 (21 for 53). His .396 mark was the highest for a pitcher with that many at bats since 1925. In his MLB career, Scheib batted an even .250, with five home runs, 59 RBI and 117 hits in 468 at bats.
In 11 seasons he had a 45-65 Win-Loss record, 267 Games, 107 Games Started, 47 Complete Games, 6 Shutouts, 125 Games Finished, 17 Saves, 1,070 ⅔ Innings Pitched, 1,130 Hits Allowed, 634 Runs Allowed, 581 Earned Runs Allowed, 99 Home Runs Allowed, 493 Walks Allowed, 290 Strikeouts, 30 Hit Batsmen, 35 Wild Pitches, 4,714 Batters Faced, 6 Balks and a 4.88 ERA.
- ^ Week in review/preview: Pitchers who carry a big bat Douglas Pils, San Antonio Express-News, June 26th, 2010
By Dean Hanley
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