Roy Schalk

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Biographical Information[edit]

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[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
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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