Hal Schumacher - The Prince of the New York Giants

and the Pride of Dolgeville

by Roger Glen Melin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/15/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781466984981
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781466984998
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781466985001

About the Book

Hal Schumacher, or “Prince Hal” as he was commonly referred to by the scribes of the day, played with the New York Giants during some of their very best years, and played along side some of the best players the game has known - Mel Ott, Bill Terry, and his pitching partner Carl Hubbell to name but a few, all of whom are in the baseball Hall of Fame. Although Hal was proud of his accomplishments as a pitcher, he kept that pride to himself. And although willing to give interviews to baseball writers of the day, he tended to keep them short and rarely placed himself on the same pedestals that other players did. The New York Giants of the 1930s played in 3 World Series contests: 1933, 1936, and 1937, the latter two against the great Yankees teams of the day, and Schumacher was an integral part of those series. He also was chosen to play in the very first All Star game in 1933. His newspaper nickname of “Prince Hal” was chosen as the perfect complement to “King Carl” Hubbell, one of the greatest pitchers of the time, and a teammate of Schumacher during most of his playing days. Many have referred to them as one of the best “righty-lefty” combination to have ever taken the mound during their peak years. This biography of Hal Schumacher takes us year by year through the life of Prince Hal, gives us a history both before and following his playing days, and is most valuable to the reader because it gives us some insight into a quality baseball pitcher and a quality human being.

About the Author

Roger Melin was born and raised outside of Boston, Mass. Since he was old enough to turn on the radio and listen to the Red Sox, he has been a fan of baseball. Over the years, that passion has found its way to a specialized niche of the game - baseball biographies. Even more specifically, biographies of players from a bygone era. Mr. Melin has read many such biographies, and has found that the teams from the 1930s have interested him the most. Having friends and acquaintances not far from his current residence, he has done considerable research on the subject of this book, working with town historians, libraries, and people who knew Hal Schumacher and his effect on their lives on a personal level.