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Scott Schoeneweis

Scott Schoeneweis

MLB (retired)
Full Name Scott David Schoeneweis
Date of Birth 10/02/1973
BirthplaceLong Branch, NJ
Religion Jewish
Height 6'0
Weight 190
Bats/Throws L/L
Draft Round3
Overall Pick85
MLB Debut 04/07/1999
Final MLB Game: 05/16/2010

Career highlights (as of 2009)

  • Selected by the California Angels in the 3rd round of the 1996 draft (85th overall)
  • Had a rough MLB debut, giving up five earned runs in just one-third of an inning with the Anaheim Angels (1999)
  • Gave up two home runs in one game to fellow Jewish player Shawn Green (June 15, 2002)
  • Pitched in two games for the victorious Anaheim Angels at the 2002 World Series
  • Survived cancer as well as Tommy John surgery while in college

MLB career bests, by statistic

  • ERA: 3.34 (2008)
  • Wins: 10 (2001)
  • Saves: 4 (2006)
  • Holds: 21 (2005)
  • Strikeouts: 104 (2001)
  • K/9 innings: 7.79 (2003)
  • K/BB ratio: 2.95 (2003)
  • Opponent AVG: .245 (2005)
  • Opponent OBP: .314 (2003)

On being Jewish

  • “Schoeneweis said his mother’s family is Jewish, but he doesn’t practice the faith. If it were his turn to pitch on Yom Kippur, he would do it, Schoeneweis said. And if he wasn’t pitching, he would still be in uniform.” (Press-Enterprise; Riverside, Calif.; Sept. 6, 2001)

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