Bill Schroeder, the Milwaukee Brewers television analyst for Fox Sports Wisconsin, had to leave the booth during Monday night’s 3-1 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field and spent the night at a Chicago-area hospital.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Schroeder was treated overnight at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and will remain there Tuesday night as well.
A Cubs physician examined Schroeder early during Monday’s game and told him to check himself into a hospital for treatment of an infection in his right hand and arm.
“I’m all right,” Schroeder said Tuesday. “I’ve got this infection that was starting to seep into my hand and arm last night. Doctor told me I should go right away to the hospital and get it treated.”
Schroeder, 55, had a surgical procedure Thursday morning to remove calcium deposits from the knuckle of his right index finger.
“I was doing well with the recovery and was able to do that game that day,” Schroeder said. “Then all of a sudden Saturday night it started to feel uncomfortable. Then Sunday and Monday it just kind of ballooned up and really got painful.”
Davey Nelson pinch-hit for Schroeder for the remainder of Monday night’s broadcast.
Schroeder, in his 20th season as an analyst for Brewers broadcasts, played eight years as a catcher in the major leagues, including six with Milwaukee.
His best year was 1987, when he hit .332/.379/.548 in 75 games with 12 doubles, 14 home runs and 42 RBI.
He was traded to the California Angels in December 1988 and opted to retire after being released by the Angels in October 1990.
Schroeder had 51 home runs in 317 games with the Brewers from 1983-88 and was a .246/.291/.432 hitter.