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John Schuerholz Baseball HOF Stats Bat

National Baseball Hall of Fame™ licensed bat.

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John Schuerholz Baseball HOF Stats Bat

• 34 inch baseball bat
• National Baseball Hall of Fame logo
• Engraved and hand painted name, and statistics

 

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John Schuerholz Baseball HOF Stats Bat-

Born Oct. 1, 1940, Schuerholz was raised in Baltimore. His father, John, was a minor league second baseman in the Philadelphia A’s organization before a broken leg derailed his career.  Schuerholz followed his father’s footsteps in high school as a second baseman, but received no offers after graduating and instead enrolled at nearby Towson University. There, Schuerholz was an all-conference selection in both baseball and soccer and was named Athlete of the Year during his senior season.

With his degree in hand, Schuerholz became a junior high teacher in the Baltimore suburb of Dundalk. But in 1966, Schuerholz took one last shot at a baseball career – sending a letter of inquiry to Jerold Hoffberger, the president of the National Brewing Company and chairman of the Orioles.

The letter found its way to Orioles president Frank Cashen, who personally replied to every letter he received. That brought Schuerholz to the attention of Orioles director of player development Lou Gorman, who hired Schuerholz as a personal assistant.

Also known as King John Schuerholz.

(Biography from baseballhall.org)