Saturday, January 22, 2011

Debut #88 Paul Schaal

Paul Schaal
Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: March 3, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA
MLB Debut: September 3, 1964 Los Angeles Angels
Final MLB Game: July 19, 1974 California Angels
Years with the Angels: 1964-1968, 1974

1965 Topps #517

Before 1962 Season: Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent.
October 15, 1968: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals from the California Angels as the 27th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.
April 30, 1974: Traded by the Kansas City Royals to the California Angels for Richie Scheinblum. October 24, 1974: Released by the California Angels.

As the starting third baseman in the top of the first, with one out, fielded a ball hit by Bobby Richardson and threw him out at first. Batting leadoff in the Angels half of the inning he flew out to right fielder Roger Maris and ended the day 0 for 4 with 4 assists in a 4-2 win against the New York Yankees on Thursday, September 3, 1964 (D) at Chavez Ravine.

1966 Topps #376 and 1967 Topps #58

1964-1968, 1974
Played in 522 games with the Angels hitting 48 doubles and driving in 125 while drawing 216 walks and batting .221.

Played 490 games at third base, fourth most for the Angels behind Troy Glaus, Doug DeCinces and Jack Howell.

Best Angels Performance:
Went 3 for 4 with 2 HR and 2 RBI in a 10-8 win against the Kansas City Athletics on Sunday, May 2, 1965 (D) at Municipal Stadium.

- Survived a serious beaning in 1968.
- Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 1968 expansion draft.
- Drove in all the Royals runs (win) with a 5 RBI performance in 1971.
- Hit Stan Bahnsen very well going 13 for 36, 3 2B, 11 BB, .361.
- A member of the Baseball List of Rhyming Names, along with such notables as Don Hahn, Larry Sherry, Lu Blue, Still Bill Hill, Mark Clark, and Greg Legg.
- 1965 Topps All-Star Rookie Team.

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