Richie Scheinblum’s Cause of Death at 78 Announced as Illness
Unfortunately, the former professional All Star Major League Baseball player passed away on May 10. Richie Scheinblum’s cause of death at 78 is revealed as a long-time illness.
US day News doesn’t confirm or refuse this reason for his death, but we are waiting for more official information, so stay with us.
Richard Alan “Richie” Scheinblum was born on November 5, 1942, in New York. He was 22 when he broke into the big leagues in September 1965 with the Cleveland Indians.
In 1971, Richie won the American Association Most Valuable Player Award after hitting a league-leading and Triple-A-record. Richie Scheinblum was named to the American League All-Star team in 1972.
Scheinblum played for the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Senators, California Angels, and St. Louis Cardinals. Ans also played two seasons in Japan for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
He won the American Association Most Valuable Player Award for playing for the Denver Bears in 1971 after he hit a league-leading and Triple-A-record with a league-leading on-base percentage, 83 runs, slugging percentage, 145 hits, 31 doubles, ten triples, 25 home runs, and 108 RBIs.
Richie Scheinblum’s Illness
There is no official report about Richie Scheinblum’s illness, but it is said that his cause of death at the age of 78 was a long-time illness.
More information about his death cause will be updated as we receive it. If you have more information about it, we are eagerly waiting to get your words.
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The pro outfielder played outfield in the major leagues from 1965 to 1974. He was a switch-hitter. 1972 was the best year when he hit (sixth in the American League) with an on-base percentage of eight homers and 66 RBIs for the Royals. He was the Royals’ Player of the Month in August.
Richie Scheinblum’s Career Highlights
Following the Munich massacre, Scheinblum wore a black armband in memory of the dead Israeli athletes. Richie Scheinblum said, “I wore the emblematic black band not only because they were Jewish athletes, but because they were human beings.”
Richie was traded along with Roger Nelson to the Cincinnati Reds for Hal McRae and Wayne Simpson in December 1972. The pro baseball player batted with an on-base percentage after a slow start for the Cincinnati Reds in 1973; he was traded to the California Angels.
After leaving Major League Baseball in 1976, he played for Japan’s Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1976, batting with a slugging percentage of 20 home runs. He now works as a salesman with a promotional-products company.
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As a young Indians fan, I remember Richie Scheinblum. Rest in Peace.
Richie Scheinblum’s death breaks so many hearts. Our deepest condolences to his family.
As Richie’s youngest sister, I appreciate all the kind words I have seen on the internet. He was a wonderful brother! I’m going to miss him very much. Randi Scheinblum Ryan
So sorry for your loss, Ms. Randi Scheinblum Ryan. This wonderful man was a legend. Our hearts are broken, and our thoughts are with you and your family.