Saturday, 24 August 2019

1023) Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst

Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst (1923 – 2018). American professional baseball second baseman, coach, and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB), and is largely known for his coaching, managing, and playing years with the St. Louis Cardinals. He played for 19 years with the St. Louis Cardinals (1945–1956, 1961–1963), New York Giants (1956–1957) and Milwaukee Braves (1957–1960), and was named to 10 All Star teams. He then managed the Cardinals from 1965 through 1976 – the second-longest managerial tenure in the team's history (behind Tony La Russa). Under his direction, St. Louis won the 1967 and 1968 National League pennants and the 1967 World Series, and he was named National League Manager of the Year in both 1967 and 1968. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. At the time of his death, he had worn a Major League uniform for 74 consecutive years as a player, coach, or manager, and had served 67 of his 76 years in baseball with the Cardinals.

- "Schoendienst grew up in a small town as one of seven brothers, all of whom had brilliant red hair."

- "With his curly red hair and freckles, Mr. Schoendienst was soon known only as “Red."…/obituary-consummate-cardi…

- "“They made me better looking,” the red-haired Schoendienst joked when the statue was unveiled in 1999."…/legendary-cardinal-red-schoendienst-d…/

- "Years later a young redhead named Albert Schoendienst showed up from Germantown, Illinois."…

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