Red Schoendienst

Red Schoendienst
Birthdate 2/2/1923
Death Date 6/6/2018
Debut Year 1945
Year of Induction 1989
Teams Braves, Cardinals, Giants
Positions Coach, Manager, Second Base

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

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Red Schoendienst is one of the most beloved figured in Cardinals history

Red Schoendienst is one of the most beloved figured in Cardinals history

Red Schoendienst signed his first pro contract at age 18 in 1942 and reached the majors three years later. Each year from then until he died at age 95 in 2018, he wore a big league uniform. One of the most beloved figures in Cardinals history, he wore the St. Louis uniform for 67 years. He made an i
Red Schoendienst wore a big league uniform for 74 consecutive seasons

Red Schoendienst wore a big league uniform for 74 consecutive seasons

After retiring as a player in 1963, Red Schoendienst stayed close to the Cardinals, eventually taking over as St. Louis manager in 1965. The pinnacle of his managerial career came when the Redbirds were World Series champions in 1967. The following year his club returned to the post season but dropp
Red Schoendienst was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24, 1989

Red Schoendienst was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24, 1989

After a 19-year playing career and a 14-year managerial run, Red Schoendiesnt was given baseball’s highest honor. The Veterans Committee voted the St. Louis Cardinals great into the Hall of Fame along with umpire Al Barlick. Baseball writers also selected Cincinnati catcher Johnny Bench and 19

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There was no champagne for Red Sox, Lonborg in ‘67

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Lonborg and champagne

World Series championships are won on the field, not in the newspapers. In 1967 the press might’ve given the Cardinals extra motivation in their epic seven-game battle against the Red Sox. Boston wins the pennant on the last day Boston had to grind it out just to get to the postseason. The battle for supremacy in the American League came down to the last day of the regular season. Boston and second-place Detroit were separated by just a half-game. The Tigers had a doubleheader at home against the Angels. The Red Sox played the Twins at Fenway Park. Boston turned to ace Jim Lonborg for the regular season finale. The 1967 Cy Young Award winner, Gentleman Jim responded with a gutty performance. On three days rest he went the distance allowing one earned run before the sellout crowd at Fenway. The October 1st contest was his 15th complete game of the season. The Tigers needed a sweep of California. Detroit won the first game 6-4 but couldn’t contain the Angels in the second, losing 8-5. With the Detroit loss, Boston earned a berth to the World Series against the National Champion St. Louis Cardinals. The World Series begins On only […]

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