Head Athletic Trainer - Emeritus
Herman Schneider, 67, is beginning his 44th season in the Major Leagues and his first in his new role as Head Trainer Emeritus. 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, 1991 and 2016. Along with his assistant, Mark Anderson, Schneider received the 1996 “Major League Baseball Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award,” and in 2018 he received this same award along with Brian Ball and Brett Walker. In 1988 Herm served as one of the trainers for the US MLB All Star Team that went to Japan to play against the Japanese All Star team. Schneider served as a board member for the Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation. He lives in Naperville, Illinois with his wife, Janet, and has two adult children, Daniel and Caitlin.