December 30, 1944 |
Ridgefield, New Jersey
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 20, 1965 for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1968 for the San Francisco Giants|
|Runs batted in||12|
Robert James Schroder (born December 30, 1944, at Ridgefield, New Jersey) is a retired American professional baseball player. He appeared in 138 games, largely as a second baseman and shortstop, over four seasons (1965–1968) for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He batted left-handed, threw right-handed, and was listed at 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 175 pounds (79 kg).
Schroder signed with the Giants in 1964 after attending Loyola University New Orleans. After a partial rookie pro season spent in the low minor leagues, Schroder was promoted to San Francisco's 40-man roster for 1965 and stayed with the MLB team all season. Under the amended 1962 bonus rule, Major League clubs were compelled to keep players like Schroder on their 25-man roster for their first full season in baseball or risk losing them to another team. Schroder, 20, got into only 31 games and had only ten plate appearances for the contending 1965 Giants. He then split the 1966–1968 campaigns between San Francisco and the Triple-A Phoenix Giants. In 1967, he played in 62 games for San Francisco and logged 135 at bats, his MLB career highs. All told, he batted .217 during his time with the Giants; his 48 hits included five doubles and one triple.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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