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Full Name: Raymond William Schalk Primary Position: C
Height/Weight: 5' 9"/165 First Game: August 11, 1912
Birthdate: August 12, 1892 Final Game: September 15, 1929
Birthplace: Harvel, Illinois MLB Experience: 18 years
Died: May 19, 1970
Deathplace: Chicago, Illinois
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955


Biography

Ray Schalk (Raymond William Schalk) was born on August 12, 1892 in Harvel, Illinois. He made his Major League debut on August 11, 1912 for the Chicago White Sox. In 1913, his rookie year, he hit .244 with 1 home run and 38 RBI. Schalk played for the Chicago White Sox and New York Giants over the course of his 18 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Ray Schalk's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1920, when he knocked in 61 runs. However, others believe that it was 1916, when he stole 30 bases.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1912 CHI A 23 63 7 18 0 8 .286 .357 .317 2 0 3 0 4 3 2 0 0
1913 CHI A 129 401 38 98 1 38 .244 .297 .314 15 5 27 36 3 14 14 0 0
1914 CHI A 136 392 30 106 0 36 .270 .347 .314 13 2 38 24 8 21 24 0 0
1915 CHI A 135 413 46 110 1 54 .266 .366 .327 14 4 62 21 3 17 15 0 0
1916 CHI A 129 410 36 95 0 41 .232 .311 .305 12 9 41 31 6 15 30 0 0
1917 CHI A 140 424 48 96 2 51 .226 .331 .292 12 5 59 27 7 17 19 0 0
1918 CHI A 108 333 35 73 0 22 .219 .301 .255 6 3 36 22 3 15 12 0 0
1919 CHI A 131 394 57 111 0 34 .282 .367 .320 9 3 51 25 2 14 11 0 0
1920 CHI A 151 485 64 131 1 61 .270 .362 .348 25 5 68 19 2 21 10 0 0
1921 CHI A 128 416 32 105 0 47 .252 .328 .329 24 4 40 36 7 9 3 0 0
1922 CHI A 142 442 57 124 4 60 .281 .379 .371 22 3 67 36 3 22 12 0 0
1923 CHI A 123 382 42 87 1 44 .228 .306 .277 12 2 39 28 4 17 6 0 0
1924 CHI A 57 153 15 30 1 11 .196 .301 .268 4 2 21 10 2 6 1 0 0
1925 CHI A 125 343 44 94 0 52 .274 .382 .332 18 1 57 27 3 14 11 0 0
1926 CHI A 82 226 26 60 0 32 .265 .349 .314 9 1 27 11 2 8 5 0 0
1927 CHI A 16 26 2 6 0 2 .231 .286 .308 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
1928 CHI A 2 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1929 NY N 5 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 5 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total AL 1757 5304 579 1345 11 594 .254 .340 .316 199 49 638 354 59 214 176 0 0
Total 1762 5306 579 1345 11 594 .253 .340 .316 199 49 638 355 59 214 176 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1912 CHI A C 23 0 0 115 40 14 4 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1913 CHI A C 125 0 0 599 154 15 18 0 15 0 0 0 .980
1914 CHI A C 125 0 0 613 183 21 20 0 12 0 0 0 .974
1915 CHI A C 134 0 0 655 159 13 8 0 12 0 0 0 .984
1916 CHI A C 124 0 0 653 166 10 25 0 3 0 0 0 .988
1917 CHI A C 139 0 0 624 148 15 18 0 8 0 0 0 .981
1918 CHI A C 106 0 0 422 114 12 15 0 8 0 0 0 .978
1919 CHI A C 129 0 0 551 130 13 14 0 4 0 0 0 .981
1920 CHI A C 151 0 0 581 138 10 19 0 6 0 0 0 .986
1921 CHI A C 126 0 0 453 129 9 19 0 11 0 0 0 .985
1922 CHI A C 142 0 0 591 150 8 16 0 3 0 0 0 .989
1923 CHI A C 121 0 0 481 93 10 20 0 3 0 0 0 .983
1924 CHI A C 56 0 0 176 55 10 8 0 5 0 0 0 .959
1925 CHI A C 125 0 0 368 99 8 15 0 5 0 0 0 .983
1926 CHI A C 80 0 0 251 45 7 6 0 3 0 0 0 .977
1927 CHI A C 15 0 0 24 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1928 CHI A C 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1929 NY N C 5 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total C 1727 0 0 7168 1811 175 226 0 98 0 0 0 .981

Transactions

  • Traded by Milwaukee (American Association) to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Lena Blackburne, Bruno Block, cash and 2 players to be named later (August 9, 1912); Milwaukee (American Association) received Matty McIntyre (August 24, 1912) and Mutz Ens (January 30, 1913).
  • Signed by New York Giants (November 12, 1928).

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