Jeff Schneider

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1952 –


Who is Jeff Schneider?

Jeffrey Theodore Schneider is a retired American professional baseball player. He appeared in 11 Major League games as a relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in 1981. A switch hitter who threw left-handed, Schneider stood 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 195 pounds. He is perhaps best remembered for appearing on Cal Ripken, Jr.'s 1982 Topps rookie card.

Born in Washington, Schneider attended high school in Illinois before attending Iowa State University. Drafted twice, he signed with neither team, opting to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies as a free agent in 1974. He played five years in their organization, leading the Carolina League in wins and saves in 1977 without making a single start. After the 1978 season, he was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the Rule 5 draft; he reached the major leagues in 1981 when the Orioles sought to reinforce their roster for the second half of the season. Used exclusively in relief, Schneider appeared in 11 games, recording a save. After the season, he was a minor part of a trade to the California Angels.

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Dec 6, 1952
Lived in
  • Bremerton

on July 23, 2013


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