Everyone who knew Ken Schreiber has a favorite story or quote from the legendary LaPorte baseball coach.
LaPorte athletic director Ed Gilliland said the zinger he’ll always remember is something Schreiber said often near the end of his career.
“I could go 0-30 for the next 30 years and still be a .500 coach,” Schreiber told Gilliland.
Schreiber, who died Friday at the age of 83, finished his career far from the break-even mark.
Schreiber, who led the Slicers for 38-plus years, was considered the greatest high school baseball coach in Indiana history.
His biography in the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame says Schreiber, who finished with a record of 1,010-217, had the highest winning percentage of any coach in any sport in Indiana. His teams won seven state titles: in 1967, 1971, 1976, 1982, 1987, 1990 and 1992. Schreiber also won 28 sectionals, 18 regionals and 11 semistates. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Federation Hall of Fame. No other Indiana coach has won 1,000 games.
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