Robert Clayton Shantz
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 6", Weight: 139 lb.
Born: September 26, 1925 in Pottstown, PA High School: Pottstown HS (Pottstown, PA) by the Signed Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1948.
( All Transactions) Debut: May 1, 1949 (Age 23)
vs. WSH 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER Teams (by GP): Athletics/Yankees/Cardinals/Pirates/Cubs/... 1949-1964 Final Game: September 29, 1964 (Age 39)
vs. STL 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Relatives: Brother of Billy Shantz View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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