Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Collection: A Couple of Schmoll's

Steve Schmoll made the 2005 Dodgers Opening Day roster as a reliever (apparently taking over Eric Gagne's spot on the roster, via Dodger Thoughts) and stuck it out the entire season. He was also the very first Logan White signing to make it to the pro's. Schmoll was signed as a free agent out of college by White before the 2003 draft, and played for the Dodgers before Broxton was called up.

Baseball Reference tells me that he had some success as he recorded 3 saves and 9 holds, but had a lofty ERA of 5.01. Then, over the winter he was traded along with Duaner Sanchez for Tim Hamulak and Jae Seo. Schmoll bounced around from there, and it appears that he left the game after the 2008 season. Anyway, I remember thinking that he had a future as a middle reliever in the league, but it appears that that dream has disappeared. Still, how many guys can say they spent an entire season in the "Big Show?" I'm sure his time in Baseball is something he will never forget.

After some brief research I see that he currently operates a group fitness and personal training company called Get Moving Fitness in Brevard County, Florida. Check out his company website here.

In case you're interested to learn more about his job, Sports Medicine Schools offer learning options to students who wish to pursue a career in the field of sports fitness and health.

Featured here are two Steve Schmoll certified autographed cards within my collection. At top is 2005 Upper Deck Signature Prospects card and below that is a 2005 Upper Deck Trilogy Generations Future Signatures card.

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