Ken Schrom : biography
Kenneth Marvin "Ken" Schrom (born November 23, 1954, in Grangeville, Idaho) is a former major league baseball pitcher and current minor league executive.
Selected in the 17th round of the 1976 MLB amateur draft by the California Angels, Schrom pitched for seven seasons in the majors (1980, 1982–1987), for the Toronto Blue Jays, – Blue Jays find relief in Grangeville’s Ken Schrom – 1980-08-15 – p.B1 Minnesota Twins (1983–85), and Cleveland Indians (1986–87) of the American League. – Home, home on the Grange – 1986-12-06 – p.C1 While with Cleveland, he was selected for the American League All-Star team in 1986, but did not play.
During his major league career, Schrom appeared in 176 games with 137 starts and 22 complete games, throwing 900 innings. His record was 51–51 with an ERA of 4.81. His playing career ended in the spring of 1989 with a shoulder injury. – Idaho Hall of Fame to induct five past superstars – 1995-02-28 – p.1C Schrom remained in baseball, serving in the front office of several minor league clubs. He spent over fifteen years with the El Paso Diablos, a team he had played with in the late 1970s.
Schrom is currently an the president of the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League, the AA affiliate of the Houston Astros. – president – Ken Schrom – accessed 2012-04-05 The Hooks are owned by hall of famer Nolan Ryan.
High school and college
Schrom graduated from Grangeville High School in 1973, where he won 11 athletic letters and was an all-state selection in football, basketball, and baseball. – Hollywood wouldn’t believe Grangeville’s Schrom – 1973-04-12 – p.21 – Ken Schrom glad he switched to baseball – 1980-10-25 – p.5B – Schrom hurls no-hitter – 1973-04-23 – p.20 Selected in the tenth round of the 1973 MLB amateur draft by the Minnesota Twins, he opted for college and accepted a scholarship to the University of Idaho to pitch for the baseball team and play quarterback on the Vandal football team. Schrom is a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. Schrom was the back-up QB as a redshirt sophomore in 1975, – Troxel sees Idaho in thick of chase – 1975-09-07 – p.D6 coached by offensive coordinator Dennis Erickson under head coach Ed Troxel. An excellent pure passer, he had to forego spring football practice to play baseball. – Spring progress pleases Troxel – 1976-05-06 – p.49 – Ken Schrom completes star-struck Moscow week – 1986-12-05 – p.21 After hurting his left shoulder in football, he did not want to hurt his right and turned pro after his junior year of baseball.
He completed his degree in education in increments during the baseball off-season – Schrom: once a UI QB, he gave it up to chase a pro baseball career – 1978-10-26 – p.B1 and graduated in 1980.