April 14, 2003 Don schulze is currently residing in Dixon, IL. (100 miles west Chicago). My 9-year old son is attending his pitching camp. A very likable guy! His instruction has really helped my son.
February 12, 2006 Don was with the Mets for three weeks in mid-1987 when the rotation had been hit badly with injuries. He was originally a 1st round draft pick by the Cubs in 1980 but never lived up to his potential with the Cubs and Indians. He pitched a good game in his first Met start but then got shelled the rest of his short Met career. He bounced around several more MLB organizations for a couple years including the Yankees.
February 24, 2006 Don played for the Orix Blue Wave in the Pacific League in Japan, back in 1991. His claim to fame in Japan was belting a game winning (not a walk-off, as the Blue Wave was the visitor) home run in one game. Now the Pacific League had adopted DH since the mid- 70s, so until the introduction of the interleague play in Japan last year, Don had been the last pitcher to belt a home run in a Pacific League game. I recall that the game went to the extra-inning and the team ran out of the players, so Don HAD to bat - not like anyone expected him to do anything in the process, let alone hitting a game winning home run,
May 18, 2009 Terry Leach and Don Schulze both went 11-1 in 1987. Unfortunately, Schulze compiled his record in Tidewater.