Carl Scheib rips walk-off hit against Satchel Paige, hurls complete game — June 28, 1953


Carl Scheib with a bat

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Sunday June 28, 1953 — Jimmy Dykes’ A’s won in dramatic fashion this afternoon, carried by the arm and bat of Carl Scheib. The Gratz, PA native was embroiled in a pitchers’ duel with rookie Mike Blyzka of the St. Louis Browns. The two hurlers exchanged zeros through the 6th inning. The Browns took the lead in the 7th on a suicide squeeze bunt by Jim Dyck, plating Clint Courtney, who had tripled. The A’s evened things up in the bottom of the 8th. Dave Philley singled and went to third on Pete Suder’s knock. Eddie Robinson then drove Philley home on a sacrifice fly. Scheib retired three power-hitting Browns in order in the 9th on fly balls — Dick Kokos, Roy Sievers, and Vic Wertz. Blyzka then took his turn in the bottom of the 9th and retired the first two batters on grounders — Loren Babe and Ed McGhee. However, Joe Astroth ripped a triple to the scoreboard, putting the winning run on third with two outs. Browns manager Marty Marion visited the mound and summoned his closer, Satchel Paige, from the bullpen to face the next batter, pitcher Carl Scheib. Known as a good-hitting pitcher, the 6’1″ Pennsylvania Dutchman stepped in against the veteran former Negro League star, who would go on to the Hall of Fame.  “Ole Satch” fired two strikes past Scheib, but Carl got a hold of the next one, ripping it to the wall in center field to score Astroth for the winning run.  The A’s won 2 to 1. Carl Scheib was the winner, pitching a complete game, yielding only four hits, no walks, and one earned run while striking out three.  It was Carl Scheib’s last win in the major leagues.

For more details about Carl Scheib, see his new biography: Wonder Boy – The Story of Carl Scheib: The Youngest Player in American League History.

Wonder Boy – The Story of Carl Scheib
Authored by Lawrence Knorr
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Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (May 26, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620064138
ISBN-13: 978-1620064139
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
SPO003030 SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
HIS036080 HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

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Key “Lincoln” movie character Thaddeus Stevens buried in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster, PA — Thaddeus Stevens, the abolitionist played by Tommy Lee Jones in the Steven Spielberg movie “Lincoln”, is buried in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at Shreiner’s Cemetery also known as Concord Cemetery at the corner of North Mulberry and West Chestnut Streets in the city.

Stevens (1792-1868) was a key figure in convincing Abraham Lincoln to free the slaves and helped push through the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution to abolish slavery.

Details about the life of Thaddeus Stevens can be found in the new book by Joe Farrell and Joe Farley entitled “Keystone Tombstones Volume Two” recently released by Sunbury Press, Inc. of Mechanicsburg, PA.

Farrell and Farley’s books cover famous dead people found in Pennsylvania, including many interesting stories about them — many not widely known.  The pair have also located the cemetery locations of these notables.  Following is a list of famous Civil War era people found in the volumes:

“Keystone Tombstones Volume One”:

James Buchanan “Pennsylvania’s Only President”
John Burns “The Hero of Gettysburg”
Simon Cameron “Pennsylvania’s Political Kingmaker”
John White Geary “An American Success Story Few Have Heard”
Lincoln Colored Cemetery “Gone But Not Forgotten”
George Meade “The Old Snapping Turtle”
General John Fulton Reynolds “A True American Hero”
Ginnie Wade “A Tragic Love Story”

“Keystone Tombstones Volume Two”:

Winfield Scott Hancock “Hancock the Superb”
Thaddeus Stevens “The Dictator of Congress”

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