Former Expo/National Brian Schneider Announces Retirement


Mandy Houseneck of The Morning Call reports that former Expos and Nationals catcher Brian Schneider has called it a career.

Schneider was originally drafted by Montreal in the 5th round of the Expos in 1995, and after working his way up to the big leagues, made his major-league debut in 2000. Schneider also caught the first pitch/game in Nationals history, and spent eight seasons on the Expos/Nationals big-league roster.  Schneider’s best season came in 2004, when he logged the most games (135), hits (112), home runs (12) and total base (174) for his career. Known for his great game-calling abilities and defense, Schneider twice led the league in caught-stealing percentage.

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