World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Dave Schneck

Article Id: WHEBN0006282989
Reproduction Date:

Title: Dave Schneck  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Don Hahn (baseball), Tug McGraw, John Stearns, New York Mets players, 1974 in baseball
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Dave Schneck

Dave Schneck
Outfielder
Born: (1949-06-18) June 18, 1949
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 14, 1972, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1974, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Batting average .199
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 35
Teams

David Lee Schneck (born June 18, 1949 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played all or part of three seasons, from 1972 until 1974, with the New York Mets.

Originally drafted as a pitcher by the Mets in 1967, he did not begin his professional career until 1968 due to a shoulder injury. He was converted into an outfielder, and he started 1968 with the rookie class Marion Mets. After missing the 1969 and 1970 seasons while serving in the Vietnam War, Schneck continued to progress through the minor leagues until 1972, when he made his major league debut.

After spending most of 1973 back in the minor leagues with the Tidewater Tides, Schneck got his longest shot at the majors in 1974. He played 93 games with the Mets that season, batting .205 with 5 home runs. However, that proved to be the end of his major league career.

Schneck went 2–11 at the plate on September 11, 1974 during a 25 inning marathon night game against the St. Louis Cardinals.[1] He tied a major league record for at bats in a game.

On December 3, 1974, Schneck was traded by the Mets with Don Hahn and Tug McGraw to the Philadelphia Phillies for Del Unser, John Stearns, and Mac Scarce. He started the 1975 season with their top farm club, the Toledo Mud Hens, and on August 5 he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for John Vukovich. He played with their top farm team, the Indianapolis Indians, until the end of the 1976 season. During that offseason, he was traded again, this time to the Chicago Cubs, for outfielder Champ Summers. After playing one more season in the minors, for the Wichita Aeros, Schneck retired.

References

  1. ^

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Baseball Gauge
  • BR Bullpen biography
  • Retrosheet
  • Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.