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Encyclopedia > Scott Schoeneweis
Scott Schoeneweis
New York Mets — No. 60
Relief Pitcher
Born: October 2, 1973 (1973-10-02) (age 33)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Major League Baseball debut
April 7, 1999 for the Anaheim Angels
Selected MLB statistics
(through June 3, 2007)
Win-Loss     43-47
Saves     6
Earned Run Average     5.03
Strikeouts     475
Teams

Scott David Schoeneweis [SHOW-en-WEISS] (born October 2, 1973, in Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. He plays for the New York Mets. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Long Branch in Monmouth County Long Branch is a City located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... People who are left-handed are more dextrous with their left hand than with their right hand: they will probably also use their left hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles...


In the four seasons from 2003-06, Schoeneweis allowed only one home run to a lefthanded batter. Lefthanded hitters batted .209, with a .264 slugging percentage and .293 on base percentage, in 227 plate appearances against him in 2005-06.[1] In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ...

Contents

Early life

High school

Schoeneweis attended Lenape High School in Medford, New Jersey, where he lettered in baseball and basketball. Lenape High School is a four-year regional public high school located in Medford Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. ... Medford, New Jersey may refer to the Township of Medford in Burlington County in the southern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


Duke

He was an All-American as a freshman, with 12 wins at Duke University (2nd best in the school's history) in 1993. All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Testicular cancer

Then, at age 19, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer while playing the summer league in Cape Cod. The cancer had already spread to his lymph nodes. To get back on the field by January, he requested an aggressive course of chemotherapy consisting of 3 weeklong sessions. He took "6 months of chemotherapy in 3 months," as he put it, adding of that experience that "it puts things in perspective." Schoeneweis overcame the cancer, losing 20 pounds in the process, and returned to the team the following season. Testicular cancer is a rare type of cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of the male reproductive system. ... Cape Cod (or simply the Cape) is an hook-shaped peninsula nearly coextensive with Barnstable County, Massachusetts and forming the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. ... Lymph nodes are components of the lymphatic system. ... Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat disease. ...


But he was unable to win a single game in his weakened condition.


Tommy John surgery

Then he blew out his pitching elbow, perhaps as a result of his loss in strength, and required Tommy John surgery. He lost his slider, and was only throwing an 80 mph fastball after reconstructive surgery.[2] Tommy John surgery, known by doctors as ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (or UCL), is a surgical procedure in which a ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a ligament from elsewhere in the body (often from the forearm, hamstring, knee, or foot of the patient). ... The fastball is the most common type of pitch in baseball. ... Reconstructive surgery is in its broadest sense the use of surgery to reconstruct damaged or malformed tissues or organs. ...


He worked harder than ever, spending another summer of rehabilitation and lifting weights, and returned to pitch his senior year at Duke University, enjoying a sensational season with 10 wins, and graduating -- at the same time as the rest of his class -- with a history degree. The title page to The Historians History of the World. ...


Schoeneweis finished as Duke's career leader with 30 wins and 51 games started, and is second on the school's all-time strikeouts list (315).


USA National Team

He played for the USA National Team in 1996. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Draft

He was drafted by the California Angels in the 3rd round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft. For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... The First-Year Player Draft is Major League Baseballs primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players, from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs, to its teams. ...


Minor league career

From 1996-2000, in the minor leagues Schoeneweis was 28-20. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the 1997 Arizona Fall League he went 3-2 with a 1.98 ERA for the Scottsdale Scorpions, finishing second in ERA behind Rolando Arrojo. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Arizona Fall League is a minor league baseball league which operates during the Fall in Arizona at three spring training complexes. ... The Scottsdale Scorpions are an Arizona Fall League baseball team located in the affluent Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. ... Luis Rolando Arrojo (b. ...


Major league career

Anaheim Angels (1999-2003)

Schoeneweis started his MLB career with the Anaheim Angels (now Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), where in 1999 he appeared in 31 games and finishing the year with a 1-1 record. His season was cut short by a torn medial collateral ligament in his left elbow.[1] Anaheim is a city in Orange County, south_west California, a part of the greater Los Angeles conurbation to the east of Long Beach. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Ballpark Angel Stadium of Anaheim (2004–present) a. ... Diagram of the knee The medial collateral ligament (or MCL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ...


The next season he was used as a starting pitcher, pitching in 27 games, all starts, as he went 7-10 with a 5.45 ERA. In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ...


In 2001, during which the Angels continued using him as a starter (beginning with opening day, he won a career-high 10 games and finished with a 5.08 ERA. He hit 14 batters (3rd in the American League). The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


In 2002 Schoeneweis was used primarily as a reliever, though he did make 15 starts. He lowered his ERA to 4.88, and left-handed batters batted only .202 against him. He also won 9 games, while losing 8. At the conclusion of the season, the Angels captured the American League Wild Card and qualified for the postseason. This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ...


Schoeneweis appeared in 3 games versus the defending American League Champion New York Yankees, giving up 1 earned run. Anaheim took the series 3 games to 1 over the heavily favored New York team, and battled past the Minnesota Twins in the American League Championship Series in 5 games. Scott appeared in 1 of those games, and did not surrender a run in 0.2 innings pitched. In the World Series, Schoeneweis pitched in 2 games and held the San Francisco Giants off the scoreboard in the 2 innings he pitched. The Angels captured the World Series title in 7 games. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960) a. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... A scoreboard is a large board for publicly displaying the score in a game or match. ...


He started the 2003 season with the Angels.


Chicago White Sox (2003-04)

During the season he was dealt to the Chicago White Sox after appearing in 39 games, all in relief, for Anaheim. He was traded with Doug Nickle for Gary Glover, Scott Dunn, and Tim Bittner on July 30. He finished the year with a combined 3-2 record between the Angels and White Sox, to go along with his 4.18 ERA in 59 games. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gary Glover (December 3, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a pitcher who currently plays in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. ... Scott Allen Dunn (born May 23, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas) is a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Events The Sermon on the Mount (according to proponents of the 33 theory) April 7 - Crucifixion of Jesus (suggested date, but it is also suggested that he died on April 3, AD 33) Births Quintus Petillius Cerialis, brother-in-law of Vespasian Deaths April 7 - Judas Iscariot, disciple of Jesus...


The next season he was used mainly as a starting pitcher by Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen, going 6-9. He held batters to a .111 batting average in games that were late and close. Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... New York Yankees manager Joe Torre returning to the dugout (September 2005). ...


Toronto Blue Jays (2005-06)

He was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays on January 11, 2005, for $2,500,000, which was just under what he made the two previous seasons combined. Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He ended his first season in Canada with a 3-4 mark, and picked up his second career save. Schoeneweis’s ERA improved to 3.32. He also saw action in a career-high 80 games (2nd in the American League). The lefty was also among the league leaders in holds, with 35. Left-handed hitters batted a meager .188 against him. Righties, however, pounded him. American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


In 2006 he went 2-2 for Toronto with a high ERA of 6.51 in 55 games. The requested page title was invalid, empty, or an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title. ...


Cincinnati Reds (2006)

On August 16, Schoeneweis was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for cash. In 16 games for the Reds he was 2-0, with 3 saves and an 0.63 ERA. is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront... Era may refer to: Era, a long period of history ERA Real Estate, also known as Electronic Realty Associates Inc. ...


New York Mets (2007-current)

In January 2007 Schoeneweis agreed to a 3-year deal with the New York Mets worth $10.8 million.[2] He has struggled during the season with an 0-2 record with a 5.86 ERA. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles...


Pitching

Schoeneweis has three pitches: a sinking 91-92 mph fastball and slider, which are his better pitches, and a changeup. He is a ground-ball pitcher. He has been used many times as a lefty specialist.[3] Pitch may refer to: Pitch is the property of a sound or musical tone measured by its perceived frequency Pitch, or tone of voice, refers to variation of tone in tonal language, and in languages with melodic accent Pitch, a throw of a baseball by a pitcher Pitch, part of... The fastball is the most common type of pitch in baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Theories of Value ask What sorts of things are good? Or: What does good mean? If we had to give the most general, catch-all description of good things, then what would that description be? When that question is answered with God, this is called Summum bonum. Many people believe... Pitch may refer to: Pitch is the property of a sound or musical tone measured by its perceived frequency Pitch, or tone of voice, refers to variation of tone in tonal language, and in languages with melodic accent Pitch, a throw of a baseball by a pitcher Pitch, part of... A changeup is a type of pitch in baseball. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... People who are left-handed are more dextrous with their left hand than with their right hand: they will probably also use their left hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ...


Miscellaneous

  • Married, with three children.
  • Actively involved in the Office of the White House National Drug Control Policy encouraging students to say no to drugs.

For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Gene Autry. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... Ken Holtzman was a major league baseball pitcher, mostly for the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics. ... Lawrence Sherry (born July 25, 1935- died December 17th, 2006, in Mission Viejo, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... David Arthur Roberts was a left-handed major league baseball pitcher. ...

References

  1. ^ Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ MLB.com
  3. ^ JewishVirtualLibrary.org
  4. ^ JewishMajorLeaguers.com

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  Results from FactBites:
 
KFFL - Scott Schoeneweis, RP, Toronto Blue Jays (1604 words)
Scott Merkin, of WhiteSox.MLB.com, reports Chicago White Sox SP Scott Schoeneweis (elbow) may be moved to the bullpen after returning from the DL should P Felix Diaz continue to pitch well, according to pitching coach Don Cooper.
The AP is reporting the Chicago White Sox acquired P Scott Schoeneweis and P Doug Nickle from the Anaheim Angels for P Gary Glover, P Scott Dunn and P Tim Bittner.
Schoeneweis was a starter during the first half of the 2002 season, but was switched to the bullpen the rest of the year.
Schoeneweis seeks Loaiza-type turnaround | Arizona Daily Star ® (442 words)
Schoeneweis was 3-2 with a 4.18 ERA while splitting last year between the Angels and White Sox.
Schoeneweis said he threw the new pitches more then he normally would have to get extra work on them, and that it caused some of his problems in the game.
Schoeneweis knows that he must keep working on them if he is going to make the permanent transition from reliever to starter.
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