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 Mon- roe 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 Vi- sual Rehabilitation and lives in Naperville, Ill., with his wife, Janet, and their two children, Daniel and Caitlin.