Commemorative postmark from Shantz' hometown
Bobby Shantz played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1949-1954) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1956) New York Yankees (1957-1960) Pittsburgh Pirates (1961) Houston Colt 45s (1962) St Louis Cardinals (1962-1964) Chicago Cubs (1964) Philadelphia Phillies (1964)
A left-handed pitcher Shanty had a career record of 119 wins, 99 losses. He started as starting pitcher converting to a reliever halfway through.
1952 Shantz was elected American League MVP Award with 24 victories, and won 8 consecutive gold gloves from 1957-1964.
A 3-time All-Star, Shantz has a place on the Philadelphia Wall of Fame..