Schneider Announces Retirement After 13 Seasons – Phillies Nation

Schneider Announces Retirement After 13 Seasons

After a few season with the Phillies, and 13 overall in the majors, Brian Schneider has announced his retirement, according to the Allentown Morning Call.

It had been a trying few seasons with the Phillies as Schneider seemingly spent more time on the DL than on the bench, where he was the primary backup to Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies kept Schneider around because of his catching intuition and rapport with the pitching staff, however, it was clear his body was breaking down early on in his tenure in Philly.

Schneider, who grew up in Northampton, PA, hit just .212 in 122 games over three seasons with the Phillies.



  1. DCmikey

    January 30, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I know Brian personally and he is a very good person. He is very appreciative of everything that he has been Blessed with.

  2. Bart Shart

    January 30, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Brian is a top-notch human being. He will be missed on the Phils. Perhaps he could do some announcing. He is indeed knowledgeable of the sport.

  3. bestpaboxer

    January 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Maybe a great person but a major league dead stick

  4. FloridaGirl

    March 13, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Schneider is a great catcher and an aset to any club. He made the right decision and what was best for him, I wish him all the best of luck on his future endeavors

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