Delayed Steal of Home
By Skip Schumaker
In this edition Monday Manager, Skip Schumaker explains how a defensive breakdown and the catcher’s lack of concentration allow the runner on third to steal home.
Schumaker is a contributor to the USA Baseball Sport Development Blog, is a two-time World Series Champion, and is currently the First Base Coach for the San Diego Padres. Schumaker was drafted in the fifth round of the 2001 MLB Amateur Player Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals following his career at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to his two World Series titles, Schumaker was a member of the USA Baseball 2006 Olympic Qualifying team that won a gold medal in Cuba and secured a spot in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.