Red Schoendienst

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Birthdate 2/2/1923
Death Date 6/6/2018
Debut Year 1945
Year of Induction 1989
Teams Braves, Cardinals, Giants
Position Second Base

Red Schoendienst’s 14-year run as the manager of the Cardinals is the second longest tenure of any St. Louis skipper behind only Tony La Russa.

In the collection:

1948 contract for Red Schoendienst's signature to appear on stamped autographed souvenir baseballs

1948 contract for Red Schoendienst's signature to appear on stamped autographed souvenir baseballs

In the collection is an early signature of Hall of Fame second basemen Red Schoendienst. Shown here is a contract for Red’s signature to appear on souvenir stamped autographed baseballs. In return for providing his signature, Schoendienst receives a whopping one penny
Autographed Red Schoendienst 1966 Topps card

Autographed Red Schoendienst 1966 Topps card

After retiring as a player in 1963, Schoendienst stayed close to the Cardinals, eventually taking over as St. Louis manager in 1965. The pinnacle of his managerial career came in 1967 and 1968 when he guided the cards to consecutive National League championships and a World Series. Shown here is the first card Schoendienst appeared on as a manager.

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