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Herm Schneider – Head Athletic Trainer

Herman Schneider, 61, is beginning his 38th season in the Major Leagues. Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and raised in Rochester, N.Y., Schneider began his health care career in the Minor Leagues with the Orioles’ Florida Instructional League team in 1969. The following season he joined the New York Yankees and made stops at each level of their system while also working nine years as head athletic trainer for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League. Schneider earned his bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., in 1975. He served as assistant athletic trainer for the Yankees during their World Championship years of 1977 and 1978 before joining the Chicago White Sox as head athletic trainer in 1979. In 2003, Schneider was an athletic trainer for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Chicago’s U.S Cellular Field. He also served as an athletic trainer for the All-Star Game in 1977, 1983 and 1991, and along with his assistant, Mark Anderson, received the 1996 “Major League Baseball Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award.” Schneider serves as a board member for the Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation and lives in Naperville, Ill., with his wife, Janet, and their two children, Daniel and Caitlin.

Brian Ball – Asst. Athletic Trainer

Brian Ball, 40, begins his 16th season with the White Sox as the assistant athletic trainer. Prior to joining Chicago, Brian spent four years with the Texas Rangers. Ball graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1995. He then attended graduate school at the University of Memphis. There he served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for football, baseball and Olympic sports. Brian is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA), and the Illinois Athletic Trainer Association (IATA).  A current member of the American Red Cross, he is a Professional Rescuers CPR and First Aid instructor. In 2011 he was selected to work as the AL Assistant Athletic Trainer for the All Star game at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently an active board member for the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision in Wheaton, IL. Brian enjoys fishing, outdoors and the off season. He also enjoys spending some quality time with his kids. Brian makes his home in Chicago.