Pete Schneider

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Pete Schneider
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Pitcher
Born: (1895-08-20)August 20, 1895
Los Angeles, California
Died: June 1, 1957(1957-06-01) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 20, 1914 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
August 2, 1919 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
(through Career)
Wins-Losses 59-86
Earned run average 2.66
Strikeouts 487
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Won 20 games in 1917

Peter Joseph Schneider (August 20, 1895 – June 1, 1957) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1914–1918) and New York Yankees (1919). Schneider batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Los Angeles, California.

Career[edit]

Schneider was a hard-throwing pitcher who struggled with injuries and control problems. At age 18, he made a promising debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 1914 pitching a 1–0 shutout against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Despite a 5–14 mark in his rookie season he finished with a 2.92 ERA. He recorded 14 wins in 1915 while posting a 2.48 ERA but led National League pitchers with 19 losses. His most productive season came in 1917 when he posted career-highs with 20 wins and 333-2/3 innings pitched, but he lost 19 games for the third consecutive year.

In 1918, Opening Day against the Pirates, Schneider threw a 1–0, one-hit shutout at Crosley Field. In July, he pitched a 10–0 one-hitter against the Phillies into the ninth inning, but walked the first six batters. Finally, Cincinnati won 10–9. Schneider pitched briefly for the Yankees in 1919 and continued playing in the minor leagues until 1926.

In a six-season career, Schneider posted a 59–86 record with a 2.66 ERA in 1274.0 innings. He recorded 10 shutouts among his 59 victories and had a 0.977 strikeout-to-walk ratio (487-to-498).

Schneider died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 61.

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