Michael Alan Schultz
Former Big Leaguer
Mike Schultz is currently the head baseball coach at Milken Community High School in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his coaching role, he works privately with younger players who want to hone their skills and get more enjoyment out of the game of baseball.
Mike was born in 1979 in Van Nuys, CA and played baseball at Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda CA, where he was a standout right-handed pitcher. Mike earned a scholarship to Loyola Marymount University, and was also good enough to be a 6th round choice in the 1997 Major league baseball amateur draft. He chose college at Loyola Marymount where he continued to improve as a pitcher. He entered the Major League Baseball draft again in 2000, this time as the 2nd round selection of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Mike spent 7 years in the Diamondbacks’ organization, including stints in the Diamondbacks’ rookie league, then Yakima, Lancaster and El Paso, before moving up to AAA with Tucson in the Pacific Coast League. He made his major league debut in September of 2007 where he pitched one inning, struck out one batter, and still maintains a perfect 0.00 Major League ERA. Like Moonlight Graham from ‘Field of Dreams’, this would be Mike’s only Major League Baseball appearance.
In late 2007, Schultz signed with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and played 5 seasons in Japan. He came back to the U.S. for spring training with the Washington Nationals and signed a minor league contract before deciding to conclude his professional career to begin coaching and working with young players.