Johnny Schulte

For the American writer, director, and producer, see John C. Schulte.
Johnny Schulte
Born: (1896-09-08)September 8, 1896
Fredericktown, Missouri
Died: June 28, 1978(1978-06-28) (aged 81)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1923, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1932, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .262
Home runs 14
Runs batted in 64
On-base percentage .388
Slugging percentage .436
Career highlights and awards

John Clement Schulte (September 8, 1896 – June 28, 1978) was an American catcher and coach in professional baseball.

A native of Fredericktown, Missouri, Schulte appeared on five Major League Baseball teams in his five-year MLB career. Schulte played as a catcher for the St. Louis Browns (1923 and 1932), St. Louis Cardinals (1927), Philadelphia Phillies (1928), Chicago Cubs (1929) and Boston Braves (1932). In Chicago, he played under Joe McCarthy, whom he would later serve as a longtime coach.

After his maiden coaching assignment with the Cubs in 1933,[1] Schulte joined McCarthy and the New York Yankees beginning in 1934. He coached 15 full seasons (1934–48) in the Bronx,[2] even serving under Bill Dickey, Johnny Neun and Bucky Harris after McCarthy's retirement in May 1946. The Yankees won seven World Series titles and eight American League pennants during Schulte's decade and a half as a coach.

Then, in 1949, he rejoined McCarthy with the Boston Red Sox.[3] When McCarthy retired for the final time on June 23, 1950, Schulte was reassigned to scouting duties by the Red Sox. He coached in minor league baseball for the Yankees' Kansas City Blues Triple-A affiliate before returning to scouting with the Cleveland Indians.

He died in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 81.


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