Henry Schmidt

Schmidt was 29 years old when Brooklyn manager Ned Hanlon discovered him pitching in the Pacific Coast League. In his only ML season, he went 21-13 for Brooklyn in 1903. The Texan returned his 1904 contract unsigned, with a note that simply said, “I do not like living in the East and will not report.” Adamant in his refusal to continue in the majors, he returned to the West Coast, where the lifestyle better suited him.