- Born September 12, 1976 in Bad Soden Germany
Tarek Shaer was a German infielder. He was 2 for 14 with two walks and eight strikeouts in the 1992 European Junior Championship and 1 for 9 with three walks in the same event a year later. Making the senior national team for the 1995 European Championship, he was 0 for 1 with a walk but scored twice. With the 1996 Regensburg Legionäre, he hit .255/.462/.277 followed by .429/.500/.806 in 1997 with 42 runs in 28 games. He was 8th in the southern Bundesliga-1 in average and slugging, 4th in runs (behind three foreign-born players), 9th in RBI (27), 5th in hits and second with 15 doubles. In the 1997 European Championship, he hit .320/.469/.480 for Germany, leading his nation with 10 runs in 7 games, while stealing four bases. He tied for 4th in the event in swipes.
In 1998, he fell to .365/.514/.562 but scored 65 runs in 40 games and stole 22 bases in 26 tries. He was 4th in runs, 7 behind leader Jens Heymer. During '99, Tarek had a line of .346/.519/.667 and scored 34 times in 28 games for Regensburg. He was 7th in doubles (13), 7th in runs and tied for the most triples, with four.
During 2000, Shaer only was 12 for 30 with 7 walks and 3 steals. He batted .392/.568/.646 in 2001 and scored 35 runs in 28 games. He was 6th in OBP, tied for 3rd in runs and was 9th with 33 hits. It was his last season as a regular. In the 2001 European Championship, he hit .350/.581/.450. Excluding the finals, he led in OBP and tied Francesco Casolari for fifth in walks.
Primary Source: German Baseball and Softball Federation
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