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This Date in Washington Senators History
Fred William Schulte B Jan. 13, 1901 D May 20, 1983
Fred Schulte would debut with the St. Louis Browns as a 26 year old rookie outfielder in April of 1927. Playing in 60 games his inaugural season, Schulte would hit an impressive .317.
Schulte would remain with the Browns through 1932, appearing in over 100 games each season, having some productive years as a hitter.
After the 1932 season, Schulte would be traded, along with Goose Goslin and Lefty Stewart, to the Washington Senators in exchange for Lloyd Brown, Carl Reynolds, Sam West and that commodity always in short supply for the Browns, cash.
Schulte would have another good season in 1933, hitting .295 in 144 games, scoring 98 runs and knocking in 87 RBI’s. He’d appear in his only World Series in 1933, going 7 for 21 with 1 double and 1 home run, as the Senators lost to the New York Giants in 5 games.
Schulte would follow up 1933 with another good performance, hitting .298 with 72 runs scored and 73 RBI’s.
1935 would see Schulte in just 76 games for Washington, his BA dropping to .265 and he’d receive his release at the end of the season.
He’d be signed on by the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he’d be used sparingly in 1936 and 1937, his major league career coming to an end with the close of the 1937 season.