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Dan Schatzeder
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Born: (1954-12-01) December 1, 1954 (age 67)
Elmhurst, Illinois
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 4, 1977, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
May 25, 1991, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record69–68
Earned run average3.74
Career highlights and awards

Daniel Ernest Schatzeder (born December 1, 1954) is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the major leagues from 19771991 for nine different teams. Schatzeder attended Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, IL then played college baseball at the University of Denver. After he retired from the majors, he was a physical fitness teacher at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, until he retired after the 2014-2015 school year.[1]

He was traded from the Montreal Expos to the Detroit Tigers for Ron LeFlore on December 7, 1979. This followed a season in which his 2.83 earned run average (ERA) was the lowest among National League left‐handed pitchers who qualified for the statistical title.[2]

Schatzeder was a good hitting pitcher in his major league career. He posted a .240 batting average (58-for-242) with 5 home runs, 29 RBI, 18 bases on balls and a .351 slugging percentage.

Career highlights


  1. ^ "Waubonsie Valley High School: News".
  2. ^ "LeFlore, Rodriguez Swapped by Tigers," The New York Times, Saturday, December 8, 1979. Retrieved June 7, 2020