PRODcast 171′s Old School Player of the Week: Skip Jutze
Skip Jutze (Jut-ZEE) was an absolute pile of shit of a catcher who played in parts of six seasons with the Cardinals, Astros, and Mariners. In 708 PAs over those six seasons, Jutze managed to post a WAR of -3.7, an OPS+ of 45, and make 19 errors behind the dish. He was so awful, I can barely believe he existed, and then there’s this (from Wikipedia) …
“On May 17th, 1977, in the Kingdome Skip hit a grandslam which was his first homerun in the big leagues and the Seattle Mariners first Grand Slam. Skip later disclosed that he had other help than human agency. Skip on the advice of a cafeteria cashier who’s constant humming and whistling impressed him, had begun taking B-Complex vitamins as she advised. He described it; “I’ve always been relaxed behind the plate. But at bat, I suffered from tension, tried too hard. Ever Since I’ve taken those vitamins, though, I’m relaxed at the plate, too. My hitting has improved.”.
That’s it. That’s the end of his wiki page. Skip is from Bayside, NY and looks like it.
Skip is currently a part of the MLBPA Alumni Association’s Youth Baseball Clinics after coaching at Regis University (which I’m not sure is real either.)