Al Schweitzer

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Albert Caspar Schweitzer

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 6", Weight 170 lb.

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Al Schweitzer played four years for the St. Louis Browns. His .291 average in 1908 was one of the highest on the team.

When Schweitzer hit .230 as a regular for the 1910 St. Louis Browns, it was actually one of the better batting averages on the team. The team as a whole hit .218, with regulars such as Jim Stephens, Pat Newnam, Frank Truesdale and Roy Hartzell all hitting under .220. Catcher Bill Killefer, who got nearly 200 at-bats, hit .124. The Browns didn't have the lowest batting average in the league - that honor belonged to the 1910 White Sox, who hit .211 as a team.

He started in the minors with Newark in 1906, hitting .274. He was with Toledo in 1918. He finished up with Petersburg in 1923.

Per the Sporting Life issue of January 25, 1913, Al won a lawsuit against the city of Mt. Vernon: the city had dug a hole for a sewer but had not put a light around it, and Schweitzer fell into it. He won $400 in the suit. Sporting Life on April 17, 1915 reported that Schweitzer missed 1914 because of sickness. He was released in September 1916 by Topeka, after having missed a couple weeks of play due to an injured leg.

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