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Full Name: Michael Jack Schmidt Primary Position: 3B
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/195 First Game: September 12, 1972
Birthdate: September 27, 1949 Final Game: May 28, 1989
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio MLB Experience: 18 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995


Biography

Mike Schmidt (Michael Jack Schmidt) was born on September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio. He made his Major League debut on September 12, 1972 for the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1973, his rookie year, he hit .196 with 18 home runs and 52 RBI. Schmidt played for the Philadelphia Phillies for his entire 18 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Mike Schmidt's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1980, when he slugged 48 home runs, hit for a .286 average and knocked in 121 runs. However, others believe that it was 1974, when he slugged 36 home runs, hit for a .282 average and knocked in 116 runs.

Known for his outstanding power hitting, Schmidt was outstanding many facets of the game, including hitting for average, clutch hitting, fielding and stolen bases.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1972 PHI N 13 34 2 7 1 3 .206 .325 .294 0 0 5 15 1 0 0 0 0
1973 PHI N 132 367 43 72 18 52 .196 .324 .373 11 0 62 136 9 1 8 3 8
1974 PHI N 162 568 108 160 36 116 .282 .395 .546 28 7 106 138 4 3 23 14 4
1975 PHI N 158 562 93 140 38 95 .249 .367 .523 34 3 101 180 4 6 29 10 7
1976 PHI N 160 584 112 153 38 107 .262 .376 .524 31 4 100 149 11 3 14 8 7
1977 PHI N 154 544 114 149 38 101 .274 .393 .574 27 11 104 122 9 1 15 4 10
1978 PHI N 145 513 93 129 21 78 .251 .364 .435 27 2 91 103 4 0 19 12 4
1979 PHI N 160 541 109 137 45 114 .253 .386 .564 25 4 120 115 3 2 9 12 13
1980 PHI N 150 548 104 157 48 121 .286 .380 .624 25 8 89 119 2 0 12 10 6
1981 PHI N 102 354 78 112 31 91 .316 .435 .644 19 2 73 71 4 0 12 18 9
1982 PHI N 148 514 108 144 35 87 .280 .403 .547 26 3 107 131 3 0 14 17 11
1983 PHI N 154 534 104 136 40 109 .255 .399 .524 16 4 128 148 3 0 7 17 10
1984 PHI N 151 528 93 146 36 106 .277 .383 .536 23 3 92 116 4 0 5 14 15
1985 PHI N 158 549 89 152 33 93 .277 .375 .532 31 5 87 117 3 0 1 8 10
1986 PHI N 160 552 97 160 37 119 .290 .390 .547 29 1 89 84 7 0 1 25 8
1987 PHI N 147 522 88 153 35 113 .293 .388 .548 28 0 83 80 2 0 2 15 17
1988 PHI N 108 390 52 97 12 62 .249 .337 .405 21 2 49 42 6 0 3 10 11
1989 PHI N 42 148 19 30 6 28 .203 .297 .372 7 0 21 17 0 0 0 4 6
Total 2404 8352 1506 2234 548 1595 .267 .380 .527 408 59 1507 1883 79 16 174 201 156

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1972 PHI N 3B 11 7 76 6 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1972 PHI N 2B 1 1 8 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1973 PHI N 2B 5 0 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1973 PHI N 1B 2 2 12 14 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1973 PHI N 3B 125 104 938.2 101 251 17 30 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1973 PHI N SS 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1974 PHI N 3B 162 161 1433.1 134 404 26 40 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1975 PHI N 3B 151 150 1329 132 368 24 30 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1975 PHI N SS 10 6 67 7 22 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .935
1976 PHI N 3B 160 160 1424 139 377 21 29 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1977 PHI N 2B 1 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
1977 PHI N 3B 149 149 1299.1 106 396 19 33 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1977 PHI N SS 2 0 6.1 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1978 PHI N SS 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1978 PHI N 3B 139 139 1215.1 98 324 16 34 0 0 0 0 0 .963
1979 PHI N 3B 157 156 1344.1 114 361 23 36 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1979 PHI N SS 2 1 9 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1980 PHI N 3B 149 149 1315 98 372 27 31 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1981 PHI N 3B 101 101 849.1 74 249 15 20 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1982 PHI N 3B 148 147 1296.1 110 324 23 28 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1983 PHI N 3B 153 152 1336.2 107 332 19 29 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1983 PHI N SS 2 0 3.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1984 PHI N 1B 2 1 9 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1984 PHI N SS 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1984 PHI N 3B 145 145 1225 85 329 26 19 0 0 0 0 0 .941
1985 PHI N 3B 54 49 432.1 31 109 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 .927
1985 PHI N SS 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1985 PHI N 1B 106 105 896.2 880 83 7 89 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1986 PHI N 1B 35 33 282.1 269 18 2 26 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1986 PHI N 3B 124 119 1033.2 78 220 6 27 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1987 PHI N SS 3 0 3.2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1987 PHI N 3B 138 133 1159.2 87 315 12 28 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1987 PHI N 1B 9 8 59.1 51 3 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1988 PHI N 3B 104 103 897.2 73 222 19 17 0 0 0 0 0 .939
1988 PHI N 1B 3 0 3.2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1989 PHI N 3B 42 42 340 18 71 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 .918
Total 3B 2212 2166 18945.2 1591 5045 313 450 0 0 0 0 0 .955
Total 1B 157 149 1263 1225 110 11 125 0 0 0 0 0 .992
Total SS 24 7 94.2 11 33 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .957
Total 2B 7 1 22 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875

Transactions

  • Selected by Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft (June 8, 1971 - signed June 11, 1971).
  • Granted free agency (November 4, 1988).
  • Signed by Philadelphia Phillies (December 7, 1988).

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