Jason David Schmidt...he and his wife, Bethany, have one daughter, Makynlee Taylor (1/14/01) and two sons, Mason Tyler
(1/29/04) and Madden (4/22/07)...graduate of Kelso (WA) High School, where he played baseball, football, and basketball...
named Washington's Gatorade State Player of the Year and All-State MVP in baseball in 1991...also tossed prep no-hitter as
senior, striking out 20 of 21 batters faced...was offered a scholarship to the University of Arizona, but signed with Atlanta in 1991...
was Giants' recipient of the 2003 Roberto Clemente Award given to the individuals who best exemplify the game of baseball,
sportsmanship, and community involvement...donated $75,000 worth of tickets each year from 2004-06 to City Ministries
International and Giants Community Fund...has taped a public service announcement for Genentech's Strike Out Cancer program
and participated in the Giants' Strike Out Cancer Day at AT&T Park...attended the annual Dodger Holiday Party for kids on Dec.
14, 2006.2008Did not appear in a game for the Dodgers while still recovering from June 20, 2007 right shoulder surgery that repaired a torn
labrum and frayed biceps tendon...began the season on the 15-day disabled list...Went on rehabilitation assignments on three different occasions in hopes of returning to a Major League mound...Season officially ended after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Sept. 10...the 60-minute procedure to
clean up scar tissue was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache...it was also found that the labrum that was repaired in 2007 was completely healed...In four starts overall with Single-A Inland
Empire, posted no record and a 3.48 ERA...
in five starts overall with Triple-A Las Vegas,
went 0-1 with a 7.30 ERA...last appeared on
the mound on Aug. 29 vs. Colorado Springs,
tossing 1.0 scoreless inning...Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list
on May 20, creating a 40-man roster spot
for Danny Ardoin, whose contract was purchased
from Triple-A Las Vegas that day to
replace the injured Gary Bennett2007Won his first start in a Dodger uniform, beating the Brewers in Milwaukee on April 4...gave up just one run and struck out five in 5.0 innings...homered off Colorado's Jeff Francis in the Dodgers' home opener on April 9, the seventh home run of his career...was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 17 after just three starts with inflammation in his right shoulder...made one rehab start on May 30 at Single-A Inland Empire and pitched 6.0 scoreless innings...allowed just two hits, and struck out seven batters...missed 45 games before returning to the mound on June 5 at San Diego and had a dominant outing, giving up one hit and no runs in 6.0 innings of work...picked up the no-decision in a game the Dodgers went on to lose...was placed on the disabled list for the second time on June 18 and had season-ending right shoulder surgery on June 20 to remove scar tissue from the bursa sac, repair a frayed biceps tendon, and repair a torn labrum...surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.2006Was selected to NL All-Star team for third time, going 11-9 with 3.59 ERA in 32 starts...led club in ERA (3.59) and innings (213.1), while ranking 2nd for wins...paced Giants staff in strikeouts (180) for 4th time (2002-04, '06), becoming just 3rd SF pitcher to lead club at least four times...Juan Marichal (6 times, 1962-66, '71) and Mike Krukow (4 times, 1983-86) are others...finished 8th in NL for ERA, while ranking 8th in strikeouts and 5th in avg. against (.238)...also tied for 5th in NL for CGs (3) and was tied for 10th for quality starts (20)...had 5th-lowest run support amongst NL hurlers, averaging 4.18 runs per 9.0 innings (99 runs)...tied franchise record with 16 strikeouts June 6 vs. Florida, mark originally established by Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson Oct. 3, 1904 vs. St. Louis Cardinals...effort surpassed previous SF mark of 15 by Gaylord Perry on July 22, 1966 vs. Philadelphia...earned NL Pitcher of Month honors for May after going 4-0 with ML-best 1.17 ERA (6er, 46.0ip) and .180 avg. against over 6 starts...logged 6-game winning streak with 1.31 ERA (9er, 62.0ip) over 8-outing stretch April 28-June 6...tossed consecutive complete games May 5 and May 9, 1st blanking Brewers on 5 hits in Milwaukee before yielding 1 run on 5 hits to Cubs at AT&T Park...Signed by the Dodgers to a free-agent contract on Dec. 8.2005Despite missing time twice due to injuries, and not having vintage stuff on consistent basis, still went 12-7 with 4.40 ERA in 29 starts...was 4th among NL starters with avg. of 8.63 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (165so in 172.0ip), trailing only CHI's Mark Prior, SD's Jake Peavy and PHI's Brett Myers...put SF in position to win, as Giants were club-best 18-11 (.621) in his opening assignments...his personal .632 winning pct. ranked 11th among senior circuit starters...paced SF with 16 quality starts, during which club posted 14-2 ledger...fought through injuries all year, including stint on Disabled List May 10-23 with right shoulder strain...regained arm strength, and went 9-3 with 3.11 ERA (34er, 98.1ip) in 11 starts June 17-Sept. 2...struck out 92 over span, while holding opponents to .229 avg. (84-for-367)...however, suffered right groin strain during Sept. 7 start at LA, and left contest with 1 out in 5th inning...pitched only twice in season's final 3 weeks, including 4.0-inning start in Sept. 29 loss at San Diego...that setback snapped 5-game winning streak, as he posted 3.59 ERA (19er, 47.2ip) over 8-start stretch beginning Aug. 5...was 6-2 in 13 starts overall after All-Star Break, posting 3.66 ERA (32er, 78.2ip)...yielded paltry .216 avg. (63-for-291) during 2nd half, 5th-best among NL starters...made 1st Opening Day start in SF uniform (2nd career), defeating Dodgers 4-2 April 5 at SBC Park...won 1st 2 starts, then suffered through 9-start stretch April 16-June 11 in which he won just once...established season best for Giants starter with 19.0-consecutive scoreless innings, from final inning of June 11 start vs. Cleveland through 2nd inning of June 28 effort at Arizona...logged trio of double-digit strikeout performances, whiffing 10 June 22 vs. Arizona, July 19 at Atlanta and Sept. 2 at Arizona...slugged 5th career HR May 24 vs. LA (solo clout off Jeff Weaver).2004Delivered another campaign worthy of Cy Young consideration, finishing 4th in balloting for NL award...posted career-high 18 victories, while also establishing career bests with 225.0 innings and 251 strikeouts...became 1st Giant to win 18 since Russ Ortiz did so in 1999...could have had more victories but exited with lead in 4 starts during which bullpen couldn't hold lead...was also 12-2 with 5 no decisions in 19 starts that he allowed 2 runs or less...established SF single-season strikeout record, posting 251 whiffs...previous SF mark of 248 was established by Juan Marichal in 1963....season's total was 3rd most in franchise's modern era (since 1900), behind Christy Mathewson's 267 in 1903 and 259 in 1908...ranked among NL leaders in wins (T2nd - 18), ERA (8th - 3.20), strikeouts (3rd - 251), innings (5th - 225.0), opp. avg. (2nd - .202), winning pct. (4th - .720), shutouts (T1st - 3), complete games (T4th - 4), winning streak (1st - 12) and strikeouts per 9 innings (3rd - 10.0)...reached 30-start mark for 4th time, 1st since 1999...surpassed 200-frame plateau for 4th time and 2nd straight year...SF went team-best 19-13 in his starts (.594)...lasted 6.0 innings or longer in 27 of 32 starts (84.4%), while limiting opponents to 3 earned runs or less in 23 of 32 outings (71.9%)...rattled off 12-game winning streak April 26-July 17 that was longest by Giants pitcher since Jack Sanford set SF mark with 16 straight victories in 1962...during 15-start stretch, fashioned 1.97 ERA (26er, 119.0ip) with 137 strikeouts, 40 walks and .166 opponents avg. (69-for-415)...tossed pair of 1-hitters, becoming 1st Giant to hurl pair of 1-hitters in same season since Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry accomplished feat in 1968 (no-hitter and 1-hitter)...shackled Cubs May 18 at Wrigley Field, striking out career-high 13, walking 1 and allowing only 5th-inning infield single (to Michael Barrett) in 1-0 SF victory...was 1st 1-hitter by Giants pitcher since Scott Garrelts shut down Reds in 4-0 win at Candlestick July 29, 1990...also handcuffed Boston June 20, fanning 9 en route to 2nd 1-hitter (double by Kevin Youkilis in 6th inning) and 7th career shutout...started season on Disabled List with right rotator cuff tendinitis, not being activated until April 16...was named NL Pitcher of Month for May after going perfect 5-0 with 1.53 ERA (8er, 47.0ip) in 6 starts...was just 3-3 with 5.54 ERA (31er, 50.1ip) over his final 8 starts, which came after 11-day layoff due to right groin strain suffered Aug. 17 vs. Montreal...ERA jumped .68 points during stretch (from 2.52 to 3.20)...exited Aug. 17 start, during which bullpen blew 4-3 advantage, leading NL in wins (15-4) and ERA (2.52)...drilled pair of homers, belting solo clouts off Philadelphia's Randy Wolf May 12 at SBC Park and Los Angeles' Jose Lima July 1 at Dodger Stadium...logged 2nd multi-hit game of career May 18 in Chicago, finishing 2-for-3...recorded 9 double-digit strikeout efforts, while finishing with 9 whiffs on 5 other occasions.2003All-Star fashioned dominating campaign that resulted in 2nd-place finish in NL Cy Young voting...won senior circuit ERA crown with 2.34 mark, becoming 1st Giant to lead NL since Bill Swift in 1992 (2.08)...all told, was 20th Giant to lead league in ERA...led majors in opponents avg. (.200), while ranking among NL leaders in wins (4th - 17), winning pct. (1st - .773), strikeouts (4th - 208), complete games (T2nd - 5), shutouts (T1st - 3), night ERA (1st - 2.08), home ERA (2nd - 2.24), road ERA (4th - 2.44), fewest walks per 9.0 innings (4th - 2.0) and strikeouts per 9.0 innings (5th - 9.0)...posted one of finest all-around years by pitcher since club moved to SF, ranking among leaders in winning pct. (4th), ERA (8th) and strikeouts (10th)...posted career highs in wins, ERA, complete games, shutouts and strikeouts...with 208 strikeouts, was 1st Giants hurler to register 200 Ks since John Montefusco had 215 in 1975...reached 200-frame barrier for 3rd time in 3 shutouts were most by Giant since 1978, when Bob Knepper had 6 and Vida Blue and Ed Halicki both had 4 blankings...worked at least 6.0 innings in 25 of 29 starts (86.2%)...limited opponents to 3 earned runs or less in 22 of 29 outings (75.9%)...was 12-2 with 2.08 ERA (27er, 116.2ip) in his last 16 starts...during 16-outing stretch, tossed 3 complete games and limited opponents to .195 avg. (84-for-430)...struck out 108 against 21 walks...posted 8-1 record and 2.29 ERA (19er, 74.2ip) in 11 starts following All-Star Break...became just 4th Giants hurler to start All-Star Game, tossing 2.0-scoreless innings for NL in eventual 7-6 setback (1h,3so,1hbp)...joined Juan Marichal (1965 and '66), Vida Blue (1978) and Rick Reuschel (1989) as SF starters...became 13th SF starting pitcher to earn trip to All-Star Game, 1st since Shawn Estes in 1997 and 1st right-handed starter since John Burkett in 1993...was placed on Bereavement List following death of his mother Vicki, April 22...returned to club April 30 and recorded finest game of year that evening, posting 3rd career shutout...tossed career-low 3-hit game and struck out 12 batters en route to 5-0 victory over Cubs...tossed 3 consecutive complete games June 19, 24 and 30 to become 1st Giant to accomplish feat since Mark Leiter did it Aug. 16, 22 and 27, 1995...over stretch, fashioned sterling 0.33 ERA (1er, 27.0ip) with 22 strikeouts, 3 walks and .149 avg. against (14-for-94)...also tied for NL lead with 15 sacrifices...started Game 1 of NLDS vs. Florida and was simply dominant, firing 3-hit, complete-game shutout to defeat Marlins 2-0...became just 8th pitcher in franchise history to twirl post season shutout (12th time) and 1st since Dave Dravecky blanked Cardinals 5-0 in Game 2 of 1987 NLCS at St. Louis...struck out 5, did not issue walk, and retired final 14 batters faced...underwent surgery to remove scar tissue and repair tendon in right elbow Oct. 17, 40-minute procedure performed by Dr. Gary Fanton and Dr. Ken Akizuki in Redwood City, CA.2002Logged 13-8 ledger with club-best 196 strikeouts...Giants posted 19-9 mark in 29 starts, including tie (.679)...despite missing 1st 3 weeks of season, still ranked among NL leaders in strikeouts (7th - 196), shutouts (T4th - 2), strikeouts per 9 innings (3rd - 9.5), opp. avg. (4th - .218) and home ERA (3rd - 2.37)...was Giants' stopper, going 7-3 with 3.81 ERA (44er, 104.0ip) in 16 starts following Giants defeats...SF was 10-5 overall in those contests (with tie Aug. 15 in ATL)...pitched extremely well during stretch drive, delivering 6-2 mark with 2.85 ERA (19er, 60.0ip) over his last 9 outings...limited opponents to .205 mark (44-for-215) and only 4 HRs allowed over stretch...in 15 starts after All-Star Break, logged 3.20 ERA (36er, 101.1ip) while going 9-5...limited opponents to .197 avg. (76-for-386) and just 7 HRs...began year on DL missing 1st 3 weeks of season due to strained right groin suffered prior to Spring Training...switched to jersey #29 prior to May 16 start vs. Atlanta after making 1st 4 starts wearing #22...following switch, was 13-8 with 3.20 ERA (61er, 171.2ip) to drop his ERA 3.14 points (from 6.59)...defeated Yankees 4-3 June 8 in Bronx, striking out career-high 13 batters over 8.0 innings...lone mistake was 3-run HR by Nick Johnson in 2nd, which just cleared short porch in right field...posted 1st career shutout June 19, blanking Tampa Bay 8-0...came in his 164th career start, which was 2nd longest stretch of starts in majors without shutout behind only Chicago's Jason Bere (199 starts)...limited D-Rays to 5 hits, while striking out 11 and walking only 1...tossed his 2nd career shutout Aug. 20 vs. Mets, besting Al Leiter 1-0 while equaling career high with 13 strikeouts...limited Mets to 5 hits, while not walking batter...was named NL co-Player of the Week for Aug. 19-25 (along with COL's Jay Payton), going 2-0 with 1.13 ERA (16.0ip, 11h, 2er, 3bb, 20so) in 2 outings...was SF's most effective post season starter, going 2-1 with rotation-best 4.24 ERA in 4 October starts...was dominant in NLCS Game 2 victory over Cardinals at Busch Stadium, outdueling Woody Williams by 4-1 count...carried 3-0 advantage into 8th inning before Eduardo Perez' pinch-HR with 2 outs...allowed 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8, most by Giant pitcher in playoffs since Dave Dravecky also fanned 8 in 1987 NLCS Game 6 at St. Louis...earned 4-3 victory in Game 1 of World Series at Anaheim, allowing 3 runs over 5.2 innings (9h, 1bb, 6so) while riding HRs from Barry Bonds, Reggie Sanders and J.T. Snow...again fanned 8 in Game 5 of World Series, but worked only 4.2 innings of SF's 16-4 triumph over Jarrod Washburn and Angels.2001Split season between Pittsburgh and San Francisco, combining to go 13-7 with 4.07 ERA in 25 starts...proved to be SF's top pitcher down stretch...was 7-1 with 3.39 ERA (25er, 66.1ip) in 11 starts with SF, during which Giants posted 9-2 mark...limited opponents to .230 batting avg. (57-for-248)...posted 3.06 ERA (30er, 88.1ip) in 14 starts following All-Star Break, going 8-3...opposition hit just .220 (71-for-322) in those 14 efforts...began season on Disabled List with left abdominal strain, logging rehab stints with double-A Altoona (0-1, 0.96 ERA in 3 starts) and triple-A Nashville (1-0, 0.00 ERA in 1 start)...made his 2001 debut May 11 at Milwaukee, tossing 5.2 innings and combining with 2 others on 3-0 shutout...was his 1st victory in majors since May 29, 2000, 10-4 win over Marlins in Pittsburgh...was acquired July 30 with OF John Vander Wal from Pittsburgh in exchange for OF Armando Rios and RHP Ryan Vogelsong...in 14 starts for Pirates, posted 6-6 mark with 4.61 ERA (43er, 84.0ip)...won his SF debut Aug. 1 at SBC Park, defeating his former club 3-1...earned his 50th career victory by limiting Pirates to 2 baserunners over 7.0 innings...lone mistake was solo HR by Jason Kendall...hit 1st home run of ML career June 27, 392-foot solo blast off Milwaukee's Jimmy Haynes...became 1st Pirate pitcher to homer since May 29, 1996 (Danny Darwin vs. Houston)...hit safely in 3 of his 11 starts with Giants, going 4-for-26 (.154) with HR and 3 RBI...also drilled his 2nd career HR Aug. 30 off AZ's Miguel Batista.2000Posted lowest win total since 1995 rookie year, going 2-5 with 5.40 ERA in 11 starts before seeing season end in August...made 1st career Opening Day start, taking ball for Pittsburgh vs. Houston April 4...suffered loss, surrendering 6th-inning grand slam to Richard Hidalgo in Pirates' final home opener at Three Rivers Stadium...missed turn in rotation April 20 with right shoulder inflammation and was summarily placed on 15-day Disabled List...was reinstated May 1 and started at St. Louis May 2, tossing 4.0 innings while on 75-pitch limit...was placed on 15-day Disabled List with right shoulder inflammation June 12 (retro to June 10)...pitched 1 game with Bradenton July 29 while on rehab assignment...had MRI performed on shoulder Aug. 8, then underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews Aug. 17 in Birmingham, AL, to repair partial fraying of rotator cuff and possible fraying of labrum in right shoulder...was transferred to 60-day Disabled List Sept. 8.1999Matched career high in starts (33)...led Pittsburgh staff in strikeouts for 2nd straight season, fanning 148...tossed 4-hitter at Montreal July 25, 6-1 Pirates win...matched career high with 11th victory of season Aug. 27 at San Francisco.1998Established career highs in starts (33) and innings pitched (214.1), while going 11-14 with 4.07 ERA...led Bucs in strikeouts and finished 2nd in wins behind Francisco Cordova (13)...began season with 8-1 record after 12 starts, and was 1st NL pitcher to post 8 wins, but went 3-13 in last 21 trips to mound...also led club in home runs allowed (24) and walks (71)...strung together career-best 7-game winning streak April 12-June 1, becoming 1st Pittsburgh hurler to win 7 straight since John Smiley in 1991...ran record to 8-1 with 4-3 victory over New York June 1, becoming fastest Pittsburgh pitcher to 8 wins since Smiley reached mark June 1, 1991...lost career-high 8-straight decisions June 7-Aug. 6...went winless in 12 starts, the longest drought by Pirate hurler since Tim Wakefield went 0-9 in 13-game stretch in 1993...won 3 straight starts Aug. 12-23, but then lost his last 5 decisions.1997Spent 1st full season in majors and went 10-9 with 4.60 ERA in 32 starts...was ejected by Jerry Layne for hitting St. Louis' Mike DiFelice in 2nd inning June 4...tossed complete game in 6-1 win vs. New York June 27...hurled 2nd-straight complete game with season-high 10 strikeouts July 2 vs. Chicago (AL), defeating White Sox 3-1...became 1st Pittsburgh pitcher since Tim Wakefield in 1993 to toss back-to-back complete games.1996Began season in Atlanta's starting rotation and went 2-1 with 5.57 ERA (13er, 21.0ip) in 5 games (4 starts)...was optioned to triple-A Richmond May 11...went 2-0 with 1.57 ERA (5er, 28.2ip) in 4 starts for Richmond before being recalled by Braves June 4...was placed on Disabled List with stress fracture in left rib cage July 15...went 1-0 with 4.74 ERA (10er, 19.0ip) in 4 rehab starts...was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh Aug. 30, completing trade which sent Denny Neagle to Atlanta Aug. 28...received no-decision in 1st start with Pittsburgh Sept. 1 vs. Houston...recorded 1st win as Pirate Sept. 12 at San Francisco and won again in his next start, Sept. 18 vs. Cincinnati...went combined 5-6 with 5.70 ERA in 19 Major League games (17 starts).1995Began season with Atlanta, making ML debut in relief April 28 at Los Angeles...tossed 3.0 innings of relief May 5 at Philadelphia before being optioned to Richmond May 17...remained at Richmond until Sept. 1 recall...led International League with 2.25 ERA...named Richmond's Player of Month for July after going 4-2 with 1.32 ERA (6er, 41.0ip) in 6 starts...went 2-2 with 5.14 ERA (12er, 21.0ip) in 7 games (2 starts) after his recall to Atlanta...tossed 8.0-scoreless innings and picked up 1st big league win in 1st ML start Sept. 3 vs. Chicago...was 1-1 with 3.21 ERA (4er, 11.0ip) in 2 starts with Atlanta while going 1-1 with 7.71 ERA (12er, 14.0ip) in 7 ML relief appearances.1994Spent entire season with double-A Greenville...ranked 3rd in Southern League with 131 strikeouts, while his 8.4 strikeouts-per 9.0 innings ratio was 2nd best among league's starters...won his only playoff start Sept. 5 at Carolina, allowing 1 earned run in 7.2 innings.1993Ranked 3rd on single-A Durham's staff with 22 starts while leading rotation with 8.5 strikeout-per 9.0 inning ratio.1992Split season between rookie level Pulaski and single-A Macon...went combined 3-7 with 4.01 ERA in 18 starts...won Pitcher of Month honors in June...fanned 89 batters in 83.0 innings.1991Spent 1st professional season with Bradenton, Braves' entry in Gulf Coast League...led team with 44 strikeouts in 45.1 innings while not allowing home run.