Tuesday, February 14, 2012

TTM Success - Freddy Schmidt

I received a TTM success today from one of the oldest living former Major League players, Mr. Freddy Schmidt.  Mr. Schmidt was a pitcher who played in the 1944, 1946 and 1947 seasons for the Cardinals, Phillies and Cubs.  He won the World Series with the 1944 Cardinals, pitching 3.1 innings in one game of that series.  He also was on the 1946 World Series Champion Cardinals, but did not appear in that World Series.

Schmidt ended his career in 1947 with the Cubs and had a career record of 13-11, 98 strikeouts and a career ERA of 3.75.
 Schmidt has a really nice signature and was nice enough to inscribe my ball with his World Series Championship years.

Schmidt also included 2 signed cards, which look pretty awesome!
I like the below card, you can see that he wrote 96 Feb 9, meaning he turned 96 on February 9 of this year.  Schmidt is the fourth oldest living former Major League player and the oldest to have won a World Series Championship.
I sent to Mr. Schmidt on February 4th, 2012 and got my ball back on February 14th making him a 10-day TAT.  He is my 46th TTM success.
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