(c) Houston Astros

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Position: P      Born: Dec 1, 1954      Bats: Left      Throws: Left

A lefthander from Illinois, Schatzeder (pron: SHAT-zuh-der) was a starter and reliever during his 15 major league seasons who might be best remembered as one of the best-hitting hurlers of his day (.240 average with five homers and 29 RBIs).

He started with the Expos in 1977 and moved on to pitch for the Giants, Phillies, Indians, Twins, Astros, Mets and Royals. He signed with the Astros as a free agent in 1989 and was 5-4 with a 3.36 ERA and one save in 81 games over most of two seasons. For his career, he compiled a 69-68 record with a 3.74 ERA, 18 complete games and 10 saves. He also won a World Series ring with the Twins in 1987, becoming the winning pitcher in Game 6.