Willard Schmidt

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Willard Raymond Schmidt

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 187 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Willard Schmidt was the first known player to get hit by a pitch twice in the same inning by two different pitchers. It happened on April 26, 1959, playing for the Cincinnati Redlegs, when Bob Rush and Lew Burdette of the Milwaukee Braves hit him. Later in the same game he was struck by a line drive hit by Johnny Logan and he had to leave the game.

With a 10-3 record for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1957, he led the National League in winning percentage.

After his baseball career, Schmidt ran a car dealership in Oklahoma. He died on March 22, 2007, at the age of 78.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Winning Percentage Leader (1957)

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