The Info List - Calvin Schiraldi

Calvin Drew Schiraldi (born June 16, 1962) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He is best remembered as the losing pitcher of Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1986 World Series.


1 Early years and amateur career 2 New York Mets 3 Boston Red Sox

3.1 1986 World Series

4 Chicago Cubs 5 San Diego Padres 6 Texas Rangers 7 MLB statistics 8 Personal life 9 References 10 External links

Early years and amateur career[edit] Schiraldi was born in Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas
and attended Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. He was drafted after high school by the Chicago White Sox in the 17th round of the 1980 Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
draft, but chose instead to attend the University of Texas. Schiraldi, along with future Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
teammate Roger Clemens, pitched the 1983 Texas Longhorns baseball
Texas Longhorns baseball
team to a 1983 College World Series championship. Schiraldi was named the College World Series
College World Series
Most Outstanding Player and to the All-Tournament Team. New York Mets[edit] Following his performance in the College World Series, Schiraldi was selected by the New York Mets
New York Mets
in the first round (27th pick) of the 1983 Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
draft. After going 17–4 with a 2.59 earned run average for the Jackson Mets and Tidewater Tides
Tidewater Tides
in 1984, Schiraldi received a September call-up to the Mets. He made his major league debut on September 1, starting the second game of a double header against the San Diego Padres, and gave up five runs (four earned) in 3.1 innings.[1] Schiraldi did not figure in the decision in that game. He made two more starts for the Mets that year, losing both. Schiraldi split 1985 between the Mets and Tidewater, earning his first major league win on April 22 against the St. Louis Cardinals.[2] Following the season, Schiraldi was traded to the Red Sox along with John Christensen, Wes Gardner and La Schelle Tarver for Bob Ojeda, Tom McCarthy, John Mitchell and Chris Bayer. Boston Red Sox[edit] With the International League's Pawtucket Red Sox, Schiraldi was converted to a reliever. He made his debut with the big league club on July 20, 1986. With no outs, runners on first and third, and the Red Sox already down 6-3 to the Seattle Mariners
Seattle Mariners
in the Kingdome, Schiraldi replaced Jeff Sellers in the sixth inning. He allowed both inherited base runners to score, and gave up an earned run of his own in the sixth, however, pitched a perfect seventh.[3] He pitched again the next day, striking out four in ​2 2⁄3 innings without giving up a run.[4] He earned manager John McNamara's trust with similarly impressive performances on July 26 and August 1, and on August 3, with the Red Sox leading the Kansas City Royals, 5–3, Schiraldi entered in the ninth inning with runners on first and second and no outs. He struck out the first two batters he faced and retired the third for his first career save.[5] Whereas closing duties had been split between Bob Stanley and Joe Sambito up to that point, Schiraldi emerged as the Bosox's closer for the remainder of the season. He ended the season with a 4–2 record, nine saves, a 1.41 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 51 innings. Schiraldi appeared in four of the seven games of the 1986 American League Championship Series against the California Angels.[6] Although he took the loss in game four, he pitched respectably in the series, striking out five in the final two innings of game seven. 1986 World Series[edit] After saving game one of the World Series, Schiraldi entered game six in the bottom of the eighth after Roger Clemens
Roger Clemens
was lifted for a pinch hitter. The Red Sox were ahead, 3–2, but he gave up a game-tying sacrifice fly to Mets catcher Gary Carter. Schiraldi allowed the first two batters to reach base in the ninth but retired the next three. The Sox gave him a two-run lead when he took the mound in the tenth, three outs away from what would have been their first World Series
World Series
title since 1918. Schiraldi retired the first two batters but allowed three straight singles to Carter, Kevin Mitchell and Ray Knight. Knight's hit knocked in Carter to cut the Red Sox lead to 1 run. Schiraldi was replaced by Bob Stanley, who threw a wild pitch, which allowed Mitchell to score the tying run. Mookie Wilson
Mookie Wilson
followed by hitting a ground ball that rolled between the legs of Bill Buckner, scoring Knight and giving the Mets an improbable victory.[7] With the score tied, 3–3, in the seventh inning of game seven, Schiraldi gave up a leadoff home run to Knight, the series MVP. He gave up two more earned runs in just one-third of an inning to take the loss in the series clincher. His ERA for the World Series
World Series
was 13.50. Chicago Cubs[edit] In 1987, Wes Gardner, who also came over from the Mets in the Ojeda trade, emerged as the primary closer for the Red Sox, though Schiraldi did have six saves. Following the season, he and Al Nipper were traded to the Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
for Lee Smith. With the Cubs, Schiraldi was converted back into a starter, and went 9-13 with a 4.38 ERA in 1988. The Cubs shifted him back to the bullpen in 1989 before sending him to the San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres
just before the August 30 traded deadline, with Darrin Jackson and a player to be named later for Luis Salazar
Luis Salazar
and Marvell Wynne. San Diego Padres[edit] Schiraldi made four starts with the Padres in 1989, going 3–1 with a 2.53 ERA. Though he did make eight starts with the Padres in 1990, he found himself in the bullpen for most of the season. Schiraldi went 3–8 with one save and a 4.41 ERA in 1990. The Padres released him during Spring training
Spring training
the following season. He hit two home runs during his stint with the Padres. Texas Rangers[edit] Schiraldi caught on with the Houston Astros
Houston Astros
following his release from the Padres. He was assigned to their triple A Pacific Coast League affiliate, the Tucson Toros, with whom he went 3–2 with a 4.47 ERA before being dealt to the Texas Rangers. He made three appearances with the Rangers in 1991, spending most of the season with their American Association affiliate, the Oklahoma City 89ers. MLB statistics[edit]


8 32 39 .451 4.28 235 47 2 1 21 553.1 522 263 285 62 267 471 21 9

Personal life[edit] Schiraldi is the head coach of the baseball team at St. Michael's Catholic Academy in Austin, Texas, and coaches the 17U Texas Fire travel team. He is married to Debbie Murphy Schiraldi, whom he met in 1984 in Jackson, Mississippi, while pitching for the Jackson Mets, a Texas League Class AA affiliate of the New York Mets. That year Schiraldi went 14-3 for the championship squad. Calvin and Debbie Schiraldi have two children, Samantha and Lukas. Calvin's son Lukas is a professional baseball pitcher for the Bakersfield Blaze
Bakersfield Blaze
in the Seattle Mariners
Seattle Mariners
minor league system.[8] Lukas played four years of baseball under coach and father Calvin at St. Michael's Academy, seeing time at catcher, first base, third base and pitcher; was named to the All-State team as a pitcher his senior season; and also played football and basketball.[9] As had his father had before him, Lukas pitched baseball in 2014 for the University of Texas Longhorns, going 9-4 on the season.[10] References[edit]

^ " New York Mets
New York Mets
10, San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres
6". 1984-09-01.  ^ " New York Mets
New York Mets
7, St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
6". 1985-04-22.  ^ " Seattle Mariners
Seattle Mariners
9, Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
5". 1986-07-20.  ^ "Oakland A's 5, Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
2". 1986-07-21.  ^ " Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
5, Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals
3". 1986-08-03.  ^ "1986 League Championship Series (4-3): Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
(95-66) over California Angels
California Angels
(92-70)". 1986-10-15.  ^ " 1986 World Series
1986 World Series
Game Six". 1986-10-25.  ^ http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=621165#/career/R/pitching/2015/ALL ^ http://www.texassports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4893 ^ http://www.texassports.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=211&path=baseball

External links[edit]

Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Ultimate Mets Database

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Texas Longhorns 1983 College World Series Champions

1 Billy Bates 3 Mike Brumley 12 Jeff Hearron 19 Mike Capel 21 Roger Clemens 24 José Tolentino 25 Calvin Schiraldi ( College World Series
College World Series
MOP) 29 Bruce Ruffin

Head Coach 18 Cliff Gustafson

Regular season NCAA Tournament College World Series

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College World Series
College World Series
Most Outstanding Player

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1983 College Baseball All-America Team
1983 College Baseball All-America Team

P Mike Cherry P Jim Hickey P Dennis Livingston P Calvin Schiraldi C Andy Allanson C Terry Bell 1B Dave Magadan 2B Jeff Trout 3B Carey Ross 3B Chris Sabo

SS Jeff Kunkel SS Bill Merrifield O Ben Abner O Kerwin Danley O Shane Mack O Rafael Palmeiro DH Eric Hardgrave DH Russ Morman U Rayner Noble

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1983 Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
Draft First Round Selections

Tim Belcher Kurt Stillwell Jeff Kunkel Eddie Williams Stan Hilton Jackie Davidson Darrel Akerfelds Robbie Wine Matt Stark Ray Hayward Dave Clark Ron DeLucchi Joel Davis Rich Stoll Wayne Dotson Brian Holman Terry Bell Erik Sonberg Roger Clemens Stan Jefferson Gary Thurman Ricky Jordan Mark Doran Jim Lindeman Wayne Wilson Dan Plesac Calvin Schiraldi Russ Morman

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New York Mets
New York Mets
first-round draft picks

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