Long Schott

Stephen Schott ’60  adds “top-selling author” to his long list of achievements in sports, real estate, philanthropy, and more.

The journey from Bronco pitcher to the owner of the Oakland A’s is, at least according to reviewers, a “story about unlikely victories, from that feisty A’s squad that rallied for a historic 20-game win streak to the booming California real estate market and beyond.” According to the man who lived it, Stephen Schott ’60who added top-selling author to his lengthy bio with the publication of the book Long Schott—the journey sounds like a lot of fun.

“It became one adventure after another,” says Schott of his life in both sports and real estate. “Fortunately, I’m very lucky to have a lot of support, with a great family, great wife … good employees and great friends.” 

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Steve Schott ’60 at the June 23rd book-signing event celebrating his book, Long Schott. Photo by Adam Hays.

In spring 2022, the author, baseball great, and philanthropist Schott signed books for admirers at the 50,000-square-foot athletic excellence center that bears his name—the Stephen C. and Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center. No fewer than 17 members of the Schott family have attended Santa Clara University. What an adventure it’s been.

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