“When it comes to playing third base on astroturf, Schmidt is in a class by himself. He’s so quick, so confident, and he has a better throwing arm than Brooks Robinson.” – Johnny Oates, who was a teammate of both Mike Schmidt and Brooks Robinson.
Biographical and Playing Info
Given Name: Michael Jack Schmidt Nickname:
Born: Dayton, OH, USA, in 1949
School: Did not attend college.
Primary Position: Third Base Batted: Right Threw: Right Major League Games: 2404
Primary Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies (1972-1989)
First major league game: 9/12/1972 Final major league game: 5/28/1989
Hall of Fame Voting
1995 – 444/345 votes (Inducted)