Frank Schulte - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

Frank M. “Wildfire” Schulte (1882-1949) was the first player in MLB history and founding member of the 20-20-20-20 club when he had 30 doubles, 21 triples, 21 home runs and 23 stolen bases in 1911. (Three other players also accomplished the feat: Willie Mays in 1857, Curtis Granderson and Jimmy Rollins in 2007.) Wildfire played outfield for 15 years in Major League Baseball with the Chicago Cubs (1904-1916), Pittsburgh Pirates (1916-1917), Philadelphia Phillies (1917) and Washington Senators (1918). Schulte’s greatest season was that 1911 season as he added a .300 batting average and led the NL in home runs (21) and RBI (107). He became the first National League player to receive the coveted Most Valuable Player award. Frank played on four National League championship teams and won the World Series twice as a Chicago Cub (1907, 1908). In the championship and World Series, Wildfire batted .321 with 26 hits and nine RBI in 21 games. Frank Schulte led the National League once in triples, RBI and slugging percentage and twice in home runs. Wildfire Schulte retired following the 1918 season posting a .270 career batting average, 1,766 hits including 288 doubles and 92 home runs, 906 runs scored and 792 RBI in 1,806 career games.



Condition Census (Explain)

  • Frank Schulte
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM 7
1 NM 7
2 EX-MT 6
2 EX-MT 6
4 VG-EX 4
5 VG 3

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