Place of Birth:
April 25, 1924 Mill Valley, California
Baseball Experience: Major League
Rank: Radio Operator
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations
L “Art” Schallock was born on April 25, 1924 in
He was drafted into the Navy in 1943, and
trained at "lovely downtown
Schallock had a
“near miss” when a Japanese submarine launched torpedoes
and sank the ship alongside the
Schallock was discharged in 1946. He hadn’t
played any baseball since entering service in 1943, but joined
the Moffat Mantecas - a semi-pro team in
Later that month, the Mantecas played the
Signal Oilers of Santa Monica for the
Schallock signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers
for 1947. He spent spring training with the Montreal Royals of
the International League but was optioned to the Pueblo Dodgers
of the Western League, where he was 13-8 with a 3.61 ERA. In
1948, he joined the Montreal Royals as a relief pitcher and was
with the pennant-winning Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast
League in 1949 and 1950. Still with the Stars in 1951, Schallock
was purchased by the New York Yankees in July and made his major
league debut on the 16th. In 11 appearances for the
season, he had a 3-1 record with the Yankees and 3.81 ERA.
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Schallock spent most of 1952 and 1953 with the Kansas City Blues of the American Association although he hurled two innings against the Dodgers in the 1953 World Series. In 1954, he was with the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League where he had a 12-4 record. In 1955, the Baltimore Orioles selected Schallock off waivers from the Yankees and pitched 30 games, mainly in relief.
At the age of 32, Schallock ended his playing days with the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League in 1956.
Thanks to Ken Sulik for help with this biography.
Created September 8, 2008.
Copyright © 2008 Gary Bedingfield (Baseball in Wartime). All Rights Reserved.