Peter Joseph Schneider
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 194 lb.
- Debut June 20, 1914
- Final Game August 2, 1919
- Born August 20, 1895 in Los Angeles, CA USA
- Died June 1, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA USA
Pete Schneider was a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds from 1914-18 and was briefly with the Yankees. His best season was in 1917, when he finished sixth in the league in ERA, a year in which Christy Mathewson was his manager. Schneider was purchased by the New York Yankees after the 1918 season (Mathewson was no longer the manager at that point), so he missed being on the 1919 Reds team that won the 1919 World Series.
Schneider started both games of a doubleheader on July 22, 1915 vs. the Phillies in Cincinnati. The Reds won the first game 6-1 and lost the second 3-1 (Schneider only going five innings in Game 2).
After his big-league career ended, Schneider became an outfielder in the Pacific Coast League. On May 11, 1923, the Vernon Tigers batter hit 5 homers and a double in 8 trips to the plate, driving in 14 runs. The Tigers won 35-11 against Salt Lake City.