TRIVIA WINNER: Congrats to Jim Blanken of Detroit, MI, who correctly found the Boston Red Sox hit the most AL homers in 1965 with only 165. The Prize: Starbucks Gift Card.
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ANSWER to the Trivia question in the previous column: The Boston Red Sox led the AL in 1965 in homers with 165.
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NEW TRIVIA QUESTION: Which of the three Schofield clan who played in the majors hit the most home runs in one season?
If ever there was a super utility player in the 1960's, it was Dick Schofield,
better known as Ducky, or just the Duck. He arrived in Pittsburgh from
the Cardinals and before his 1960's career was over, he'd play for six
different teams, while in his overall career; seven teams. He had three separate stints with the club which originally signed him; the St. Louis
As a fielder during that memorable season he was adequate in 23 games at shortstop, committing six errors. However, teamed with all-star Bill Mazeroski he did participate in 16 double plays. The Duck fielded flawlessly at the other infield positions when he filled in.
his only three seasons as a regular, 1963-1965, he batted .246 twice
and .209 in the other lackluster year in which he spent most of it with
the Giants, after having been traded for Jose Pagan in a swap of
shortstops. Pagan would move to third base in Pittsburgh, Schofield
remained mostly at short. He did continue to shift around the infield
and actually in 1969 played a few games in the outfield.
San Francisco would sell him to the Yankees who traded him to the Dodgers for Thad Tillotson and after his release the Cardinals picked him up once again. In the same year St. Louis sent him to the Red Sox for Gary Waslewski before going back to the Cardinals for Jim Campbell. He finished out his career with Milwaukee.