Alfred (Skip) Jutze

TEAM: Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals
Born: May 28, 1946

The catcher, who converted to Judaism, played parts of six seasons in the majors from 1972 to 1977. Drafted by St. Louis in 1968, he made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 1972, hitting .239 in 21 games. After a trade to Houston, he appeared in a career-high 90 games in 1973, hitting .223 with 18 RBIs. Acquired by Seattle in 1977, he hit the first grand slam in Mariner history in a game against Baltimore. Later that year, he had another memorable moment with a homer off of future Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins.

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