Picturing our Past

Dal Maxvill, Cardinals player and WUSTL alum
Photo by Herb Weitman

In his 14-year career, Cardinals shortstop and WUSTL alumnus Dal Maxvill managed to hit just .217. but he was known more for his slick fielding than his potent bat. He won the 1968 National League Gold glove Award with a .969 fielding percentage, which was slightly lower than his .974 career average. He was an intergral part of the Cardinals’ success in the 1960s, reaching three World Series with the Redbirds. After his St. Louis career, Maxvill headed west to Oakland, where he played in two more postseasons, including the 1972 World Series. Maxvill is one of just two Bears baseball players to reach The Show. The other, Henry Schmulbach, appeared in one game as a pinch-runner and scored a run for the 1943 St. Louis Browns. Through March 18, this year’s Bears baseball team stands at 9-3.

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