Don Schwall

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Donald Bernard Schwall

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Biographical Information[edit]

Don Schwall is one of a small number of players to start a season in the minor leagues and still be named to the All-Star team. His best season was his rookie year, with the Boston Red Sox in 1961, when he finished 15-7 and won the American League's Rookie of the Year Award. Bill James has pointed out that his won-loss record was rather freakish, given that he walked 110 men in 178 2/3 innings (while only striking out 91), and that Dick Howser would have been a much better choice for the award. Indeed his only other success in later years came as a middle reliever for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1965 and 1966

Notable Achievements[edit]

AL Rookie of the Year
1960 1961 1962
Ron Hansen Don Schwall Tom Tresh

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