What's happening around baseball today doesn't make much sense. Modern medicine has evolved to the point where replacing an elbow ligament with a tendon is considered routine, and yet for all of the sport's knowledge more players than ever get hurt. Every year, teams fork over $500 million to players on the disabled list. It is the sport's epidemic.
Tucked away in the background, working miracles that defy explanation, is the single greatest asset in baseball that next to nobody recognizes. Herm Schneider is 60. For the last 34 years, he has been the athletic trainer for the Chicago White Sox. And over that time, they have put together a run of health that when compared to their peers is flabbergasting and can be explained by one of two things.
Either the White Sox happen to have come upon an inconceivably healthy group of players for more than a decade, or Schneider leads a training staff more than twice as good as the rest of the league's.
That's not an exaggeration. According to dataRead More »from White Sox trainer Herm Schneider is team's secret weapon