Le Roy John Schalk
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 168 lb.
- Debut September 17, 1932
- Final Game September 9, 1945
- Born November 9, 1908 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died March 11, 1990 in Gainesville, TX USA
Second baseman Roy Schalk went twelve years between his first and second seasons in the majors. He broke in during the 1932 season for three games, and didn't come back until 1944. When he did come, he was a regular for two seasons.
He was also in the minors for 20 seasons, including five in Little Rock, four in Newark and four in Oklahoma City.
After his major league days he managed in the minors.
Through 2019, the only other major leaguer with the same last name has been Ray Schalk.
Schalk is not close to the record for the longest career break: Paul Schreiber had a break of 21 full seasons. However, Schalk is the only player ever to miss at least 10 full seasons and then to return for at least 100 games.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1946||Oklahoma City Indians||Texas League||54-98||8th||Cleveland Indians|
|1947||Oklahoma City Indians||Texas League||24-38||--||Cleveland Indians||--||replaced by Pat Ankenman (47-45) on June 14|
|1948||Newport News Dodgers||Piedmont League||72-67||2nd||Brooklyn Dodgers||League Champs|
|1949||Newport News Dodgers||Piedmont League||58-82||6th||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|1950||El Dorado Oilers||Cotton States League||38-101||8th||none|
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