Mike Schmidt Biography

Michael Jack Schmidt is an American baseball third baseman who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies. Schmidt was a twelve-time All-Star and a three-time winner of the National League Most Valuable Player award, and he was known for his combination of power hitting and strong defense: as a hitter, he compiled 548 home runs and 1,595 runs batted in, and led the NL in home runs eight times and in RBIs four times. As a fielder, Schmidt won the National League Gold Glove Award for third basemen ten times. Schmidt was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995 and is considered one of the greatest third baseman in baseball history.

Having an unusual batting stance, Schmidt turned his back somewhat towards the pitcher and rocked his rear end back-and-fourth while waiting for a pitch. By standing far back in the batter's box, he made it almost impossible to jam him by pitching inside. Schmidt was one of the best athletes of his time; teammate Pete Rose once said, "To have his body, I'd trade him mine and my wife's, and I'd throw in some cash." Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Mike Schmidt
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player, Manager
Date of Birth:
September 27, 1949 (71)
Astrological Sign:
Libra
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Mike Schmidt Timeline
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