I became intrigued with Bo Schultz some time back, not entirely for his baseball talent because it was said he was not a major league prospect, but largely in that he came out of the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern and was likely to become a baseball journalist. It seemed writing might take center stage sooner rather than later because of his projected level of pitching skill.
Four years removed from the Big Ten Conference and one season after turning around his delivery—and very possibly his baseball future—with the American Association’s record-breaking Grand Prairie (TX) Airhogs the 27-year-old Texas native can touch 99 miles per hour on the radar gun. I did not even realize it until we were well into our telephone conversation from his home in Chicago, but Schultz has been invited to major league spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Onetime major league hurler Tim Stoddard, the pitching coach at Northwestern, made som