"I am really looking forward to the task and I know what responsibility I have towards the club and its fans. But I am convinced that I can help Schalke and lead the club to where it belongs: namely further up the standings," Baum said during his official presentation.
Also on Tuesday, men's singles seventh seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy cruised to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Canadian Vasek Pospisil.
Hoffenheim then grabbed the lead out of the blue with 16 minutes gone when Ermin Bicakcic headed home Dennis Geiger's corner kick to stun Hansi Flick's men.
In the day's other two matches, Kunshan FC was held 1-1 by Sichuan Youbixuan, and Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic beat Jiangxi Liansheng 1-0. Enditem
Finishing first in the preliminary heat of the men's 100m freestyle, Yu Hexin from Guangdong didn't show up in the final as he failed to make the top eight in the physical tests, according to a new rule of the championships.
Suzhou, in east China's Jiangsu province, will host Final A, while Final B will be staged in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning province.
The second set became a lop-sided show for Shanghai, which built an 11-4 lead at the start before Liaoning fought back to cut the score 12-8. However, Shanghai gradually controlled the pace of the match and denied Liaoning a chance to rally back.
Following reigning world champion Liu Shiwen's withdrawal due to an injury, her compatriot and current world No. 1 Chen Meng enters the action and expects a tough challenge from the closest rival Mima Ito from Japan.
"I may have played too many today. I agree. Maybe I exceeded what I should have played. But I think it worked well in the moments when I needed to get the point I did."
News of the transfer comes in the wake of Manchester City's 5-2 thrashing at home to Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The game is the first time a side coached by Pep Guardiola has conceded five goals at home and once again served to highlight the problems at the heart of his side's defense.
Maccabi's coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos said: "For us, it is very important that today Bender is more prepared because he comes from the NBA and that he is able to help the team". Enditem