Rick Schu
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Rick Schu
Rick Schu
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Schu with the Washington Nationals in 2015
Third baseman / Coach
Born: (1962-01-26) January 26, 1962 (age 58)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 1, 1984, for the Philadelphia Phillies
NPB: April 10, 1993, for the Nippon Ham Fighters
Last appearance
MLB: August 14, 1996, for the Montreal Expos
NPB: October 4, 1994, for the Nippon Ham Fighters
MLB statistics
Batting average.246
Home runs41
Runs batted in134
As player

As coach

Richard Spencer Schu (born January 26, 1962), is an American former professional baseball third baseman and coach, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (1984-1987, 1991), Baltimore Orioles (1988-1989), Detroit Tigers (1989), California Angels (1990), and Montreal Expos (1996). Schu also played in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Nippon Ham Fighters (1993-1994).

Baseball career

Schu grew up in Fair Oaks, California and was signed as an amateur free agent out of Del Campo High School by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Schu debuted with the Phillies in September 1984 and was recalled to the major leagues in May 1985. Schu was hitting .284 at Portland and would replace Mike Schmidt at third base; Schmidt would move to first base. But Schu hit only .252 with seven home runs in 1985 for the Phillies and in 1986, Schmidt returned to third and Schu became a bench player.[1] After four seasons with the Phillies, he joined the Baltimore Orioles, and played for them, the Tigers, and the Angels before returning to the Phillies in 1991.

On July 11, 2007, Schu replaced Kevin Seitzer as the hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.[2] Schu continued in this role until May 7, 2009.

On November 4, 2009 the Washington Nationals announced the hiring of Schu to be an organizational hitting instructor. He became their hitting coach in 2013.[3] His contract expired after the 2017 season.[4] On 9 November 2017, Schu was hired as the Assistant Hitting coach for the San Francisco Giants.[5]

Personal life

Schu now resides in El Dorado Hills, California, He is married to his high school sweetheart, Keri.


  1. ^ Kashatus, William C. (2000). Mike Schmidt: Philadelphia's Hall of Fame third baseman. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 94. ISBN 0-7864-0713-1.
  2. ^ "Schu replaces Seitzer as D-backs hitting coach". MLB.com. 2007-07-11. Retrieved .
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/13814518/washington-nationals-fire-manager-matt-williams
  4. ^ Adams, Steve (October 20, 2017). "Dusty Baker Will Not Return As Nationals' Manager In 2018". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Ken Rosenthal. "Ken Rosenthal on Twitter: "Rick Schu new assistant hitting coach for #SFGiants, sources tell The Athletic. Previously #Nationals hitting coach."". Twitter.com. Retrieved .

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Preceded by
Rick Eckstein
Washington Nationals Hitting Coach
Succeeded by
Kevin Long

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