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Who is Barney Schultz?
George Warren "Barney" Schultz is a retired American professional baseball player and coach. He was a pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1955–1965 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, and Chicago Cubs. In October 1966 he was briefly reactivated by the Cardinals so that he could receive a Major League pension.
He was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1944 after playing at Burlington City High School. Throughout much of his career, Schultz lived in Beverly with his wife and children, working in the off season as a carpenter and haberdasher.
Schultz was strictly a relief pitcher, appearing in 227 games overall without any starts. He was an early specialist in the knuckleball. He had two good years with the Cubs, then was traded to the Cardinals where he had his best season, 1964, with 14 saves and a 1.64 earned run average. Probably his most visible moment was a negative, in Game 3 of the 1964 World Series, in which he gave up a game-winning home run to Mickey Mantle in the nationally-televised Saturday game. However, he had been credited with a save in Game 1, and the Cardinals ultimately won the Series in 7 games.
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