17 Facts About Howie Schultz


Howie Schultz won an NBA title with the Minneapolis Lakers in 1952.

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Howie Schultz played in both Major League Baseball and in the National Basketball Association, one of thirteen athletes to do so.

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Howie Schultz was the second of three children to Leo and Minnie Howie Schultz, raised in St Paul, Minnesota alongside older brother Louis and younger sister Lorraine.

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Howie Schultz's family lived three blocks north from Lexington Park, home of the St Paul Saints of the American Association.

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Leo Schultz was a member of the St Paul Municipal Baseball Board and Howie attended many Saints games as a youth with his father.

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In 1940, Howie Schultz graduated from Central High School in St Paul, Minnesota.

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Howie Schultz attended Hamline University near his home in St Paul.

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Howie Schultz signed and then played for the 1941 Grand Forks Chiefs.

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Howie Schultz began his professional career in baseball with the minor league Grand Forks Chiefs in 1941 and 1942.

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Howie Schultz then was promoted to the St Paul Saints in 1942, where he was noticed by Branch Rickey general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Howie Schultz was a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds.

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Howie Schultz primarily played as a first baseman and was traded by Brooklyn to Philadelphia to make room for Jackie Robinson.

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Howie Schultz first played for the Anderson Packers of the NBL in 1946.

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Howie Schultz later played two seasons with Minneapolis Lakers, winning an NBA championship in 1952, alongside teammates George Mikan, Jim Pollard, Vern Mikkelsen and Slater Martin.

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Howie Schultz was ejected after receiving a Technical Foul and received a $50 fine.

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Howie Schultz is one of 13 athletes who played in both the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball.

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Howie Schultz died on October 30,2009, aged 87, after a brief battle with cancer, in Chaska, Minnesota.

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