Schu with the Washington Nationals in 2015
|Third baseman / Coach|
|Born: January 26, 1962|
|MLB: September 1, 1984, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|NPB: April 10, 1993, for the Nippon Ham Fighters|
|MLB: August 14, 1996, for the Montreal Expos|
|NPB: October 4, 1994, for the Nippon Ham Fighters|
|Runs batted in||134|
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).
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. 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 November 4, 2009 the Washington Nationals announced the hiring of Schu to be an organizational hitting instructor. He became their hitting coach in 2013. His contract expired after the 2017 season. On 9 November 2017, Schu was hired as the Assistant Hitting coach for the San Francisco Giants.
Schu now resides in El Dorado Hills, California, He is married to his high school sweetheart, Keri.