Carl Scheib with a bat
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Sunday June 28, 1953 -- Jimmy Dykes' A's won in dramatic fashion this afternoon, carried by the arm and bat of Carl Scheib. The Gratz, PA native was embroiled in a pitchers' duel with rookie Mike Blyzka of the St. Louis Browns. The two hurlers exchanged zeros through the 6th inning. The Browns took the lead in the 7th on a suicide squeeze bunt by Jim Dyck, plating Clint Courtney, who had tripled. The A's evened things up in the bottom of the 8th. Dave Philley singled and went to third on Pete Suder's knock. Eddie Robinson then drove Philley home on a sacrifice fly. Scheib retired three power-hitting Browns in order in the 9th on fly balls -- Dick Kokos, Roy Sievers, and Vic Wertz. Blyzka then took his turn in the bottom of the 9th and retired the first two batters on grounders -- Loren Babe and Ed McGhee. However, Joe Astroth ripped a triple to the scoreboard, putting the winning run on third with two outs. Browns manager Marty Marion visited the mound and summoned his closer, Satchel Paige, from the bullpen to face the next batter, pitcher Carl Scheib. Known as a good-hitting pitcher, the 6'1" Pennsylvania Dutchman stepped in against the veteran former Negro League star, who would go on to the Hall of Fame. "Ole Satch" fired two strikes past Scheib, but Carl got a hold of the next one, ripping it to the wall in center field to score Astroth for the winning run. The A's won 2 to 1. Carl Scheib was the winner, pitching a complete game, yielding only four hits, no walks, and one earned run while striking out three. It was Carl Scheib's last win in the major leagues.
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Wonder Boy – The Story of Carl Scheib
Authored by Lawrence Knorr
List Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (May 26, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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