Ken Schulz

Ken Schulz enjoyed an outstanding career as a pitcher and outfielder in the prep, college and semi-professional baseball ranks.

 Schulz, born in Tacoma in 1941, learned the game playing for the Boys Club from 1951-56. A 1959 graduate of Lincoln High School, he compiled a 21-2 record in three seasons, including a perfect 11-0 record in 1958, and earned three varsity letters.. During the summer months of 1957-58 he played American Legion ball and also took the mound for the Cheney Studs semi-pro club. In 1959, Schulz was the winning pitcher in the Studs’ win over the Woodworth Contractors in the state AABC championship game. Later that summer he helped the Studs to a third-place finish at the national amateur tournament.

At Western Washington State College, he earned four varsity letters and all-conference accolades in 1964, the same year that the school participated in the NAIA national tournament. During the summer months of 1960-63 he played for Criswells of Tacoma, and in 1964 he played for Day’s Clothing.

Following his baseball-playing days, Schulz was a member of the outstanding Heidelberg slowpitch teams from 1966-76.

A teacher in the Tacoma School District, Schulz coached baseball and softball at Mt. Tahoma High School, and he also directed the Tacoma Dodgers High School Select club from 1989-92.

            Josh, the youngest son of his 45-year marriage to high school sweetheart Mary Jane, was a member of the 1992 NCAA baseball championship Pepperdine Waves.