‘Wonder Boy’ returns home

Former major leaguer talks about career in Gratz

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com

cs14scheibfront_p1 ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo ‘Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib’ Former Major League ballplayer and Gratz native Carl Scheib poses with author Lawrence Knorr with a copy of Knorr’s book “Wonder Boy: The Story of Carl Scheib,” all about Scheib’s 11-year career in the major leagues. Scheib and Knorr were guests of the Gratz Historical Society for a July 7 program.

GRATZ – When Carl Scheib was 16 years of age, he left a small farm in Gratz to accomplish a dream of playing major league baseball.
Seventy-three years later, Scheib returned home to Gratz to talk about his career and his memories of his career during a meeting of the Gratz Historical Society.
Scheib’s return filled the Gratz Community gym with a good number of baseball fans and residents to hear about his career. Interest…

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