Mike Schmidt

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt Full Name: Mike Schmidt


Profession: MLB Third Baseman
Why Famous: Played 18 seasons in the MLB for the Philadelphia Phillies. He won the NL MVP Award three times, and was best known for his combination of power hitting and strong defense. He led the NL in home runs eight times and won the Gold Glove Award ten times. He is considered one of the greatest third baseman in baseball history.

Born: September 27, 1949 (68 years old)
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

Married Life

  • 1974-02-16 MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

Historical Events in the Life of Mike Schmidt

  • 1974-06-10 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
  • 1975-04-26 Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April
  • 1976-04-17 NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs
  • 1980-10-04 Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies
  • 1980-11-26 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP
  • 1981-08-14 Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott
  • 1981-11-18 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP
  • 1986-11-19 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP
  • 1987-04-18 Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run (vs Robinson-Pirates)
  • 1987-08-28 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs
  • 1988-05-20 Mike Schmidt hits his 535th HR, moving into 8th place
  • 1988-07-14 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place
  • 1988-07-26 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
  • 1989-05-29 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires
  • 1989-07-06 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt is chosen to start in the All Star game
  • 1990-05-26 Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
  • 1995-01-08 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1995-07-30 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

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