Football and Baseball

Coach Schnebly not only played professional baseball, he played semi-pro football, too! Click here to see his official Football and Baseball records.

A Gift We All Can Share

Sometimes we don't know when opportunity not taken becomes opportunity lost forever. A new article from Bob. Click to read more…

Looking Back

As Bob travels across the region enjoying real baseball, he encounters events worthy of a Kodak Moment. Click here to see his latest collection of photos. See more…


Bob Schnebly is a former professional player and current hitting instructor and camp developer at Snyder Baseball School.  His real passion is for Semi~Pro Baseball.  He started his involvement in this brand of ball in 1973 as a wide eyed sixteen year old playing in front of 3,653 people at Black Sox Park in Maryland.  Bob spent the next ten years bouncing back and forth between Professional Baseball and various Semi~Pro teams.  In 1984 he returned to the sandlots for good.  During the '80's, he was both a player and a coach, and from 1989 through 1998, Bob was a player, coach, manager as well as General Manager and Owner of the Diamond Baseball Club in the Industrial Baseball League.  During this time the Diamonds compiled 313 wins and 200 losses while sending more than twenty players to Professional Baseball, one of whom, Rick Croushore, made the Major Leagues as a Relief Pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Bob was also the President of the Industrial Baseball League who oversaw the development of the Industrial League All Stars that visited Cuba from September 15 to October 1, 1993.  This team came home with a Bronze Medal from the "Third, World Club Championships."  Bob has been the General Manager for Charlie Brown's Charles County Raiders in the Chesapeake League since 1993.  During that time he has been involved with player procurement and development.  In one five year stretch the Raiders took down five championships and won 161 games while loosing only 12. 

Bob and his wife, Dorotha, have a great passion for capturing history and regularly are seen at various Semi~Pro lots taking pictures, shaking hands and shooting the breeze.  Dorotha was the photographer for the Industrial Baseball League's 85th Annual Championship Game in 1998 that saw Iron Baseball win the title against the Union Printers (est. 1908).  Dorotha and Bob are in the process of putting the final touches on a book regarding Semi~Pro Baseball in the Washington, D.C. area during the 20th Century. 

In 2002, Bob was elected to the Washington, D.C. Home Plate Club, Sandlot Hall of Fame and Quarter Century All Star Team.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Sandlot Hall of Fame.  He is the General Manager of the Charles County Raiders in the Chesapeake Semi~Pro Baseball League.  Bob is also the Historian and Secretary of the Industrial League.  Bob's latest foray into managing includes a jump into Men's Senior Baseball League and the D.C. Metro Cobras' 2000 National Championship at the MSBL World Series in Arizona.  The Cobras are now known as the D.C. Cardinals and currently play in the MSBL with Bob at the helm through 2003.  At the end of this time Bob has two National Championship teams he's been involved with.  Just prior to the end of the 2003 season, Bob knew it was time to hang up the Managers hat, and he did.  Both teams (2000 and 2003 won the Sam Rice Memorial Award as Outstanding Area Baseball Sandlot Team). Bob stepped down with 500+ wins in 15 years of Semi~Pro Baseball as a Manager.