Cardinals Greats - Red Schoendienst
Date: 12/17/2009 Album ID: 908672
Photos by File staff and wire photos
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One cannot think of Cardinals baseball and not think of Albert "Red" Schoendienst, who wore the Cardinals uniform for some 45 years as player, coach and manager. As a player, his stats are impressive. He began his career in 1945, when he joined the club to fill in for Stan Musial who left to serve in the U.S. Army. On the Cardinals' career lists, he ranks fourth in at-bats (6,841) and pinch hits (53); fifth in games (1,795), runs (1,025) and hits (1,980); sixth in doubles (352); and seventh in total bases (2,657). He led the N.L. with 200 hits in 1957 and seven times he either led or tied for the league lead in fielding percentage. As a manager, Schoendienst piloted St. Louis to a World Series victory in 1967 over the Red Sox and another N.L. pennant in 1968 en route to a 12-year tenure as skipper, the longest in franchise history. Still active in the organization, Schoendienst was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1989 and his number (2) was retired in 1996.
1946 - Cardinals second baseman Red Schoendienst.Wire photo
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1946- Sixth game of the World Series - Cardinals second baseman Red Schoendienst about to leap-frog Johnny Pesky of the Boston Red Sox as he throws to first base to complete a double play. Pesky was out at second. photo by Post-Dispatch
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1946- Sixth game of the World Series - Cardinals second baseman Red Schoendienst leap-frogs Johnny Pesky of the Boston Red Sox after getting off a throw to first base to complete a double play.  photo by Post-Dispatch
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June 1945- Red Schoendienst slides safely in to third base as ball eludes third baseman Lee Handley of the Pirates, in second inning of game in Pittsburgh. The Cardinals won the game 13-10. Schoendienst had three singles in six turns at bat, scored one run, drove in one tally and stole two bases.  photo by AP
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Sept. 1, 1946 - Bob Elliott, Pirate outfielder, blocks Red Schoendienst, Cardinal second baseman, as he attempted to throw to first base for a double play as the Pirates defeated the Cardinals in Pittsburgh yesterday, 6 to 1. AP Photo
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March 2, 1951 - Red Schoendienst signs his 1951 contract in St. Louis Cardinals owner Fred Saigh's office.Post-Dispatch file photo
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August 2, 1965 - Red Schoendienst puts his arm around his boss, August A. Busch Jr. after Busch announced that Schoendienst has been rehired as manager through 1966. Red has first been signed as manager when Johnny Keane unexpectedly quit after the 1964 season.  Photo by Jack January Post-Dispatch
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August 19, 1953- New member of the family- Red Schoendienst introduces his wife and daughters, Cathleen, 10 months old, and Colleen, 2 years old, to his new puppy bird-dog, presented to him by Paul B. Schurmann, secretary Treasurer of the Hanover Star Milling Co. of Germantown, Ill.photo by Renyold Ferguson Post-Dispatch
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March 1954 - In St. Petersburg, Stan Musial gives his bossAugust Busch, owner of the Cardinals, a tip or two at the Cardinals' spring training camp. From left: Stan Musial, Manager Eddie Stanky, August Busch and Red Schoendienst. International Photos
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1955 photo of second baseman Al Red Schoendienst.
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Feb. 17, 1966 - Cardinals manager Red Schoendienst dishes out plenty of rabbit at his annual hasenpfeffer supper at his home. In the chow line are from left, Joe Mathes, longtime Cardinals scout who had a hand in signing Red; Joe Schultz, Redbird coach; Stan Musial; Red's brother Joe, a former baseball player; Joe Linneman, who signed with the Cardinals the same time Red did and now is co-owner with Red of a retirement home, and Red's brother Elmer, a former player.photo by Lloyd Spainhower Post-Dispatch
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March 1,1989 - St. Louis Cardinals coach and former manager Red Schoendienst walks with current manager Whitey Herzog during spring training drills in St. Petersburg, Fla. Later that day the veterans committee elected Red to the baseball's Hall of Fame.  photo by AP
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March 15, 1965 - The elder statesman of baseball, 74-year-old Casey Stengel of the New York Mets listens to 42-year-old manager Red Schoendienst of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinas before the two teams meet in a spring training exhibition game in St. Petersburg, Florida. AP file photo
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Oct. 7, 1967 - Home plate umpire Frank Umont halts World Series game in the first inning to warn managers Red Schoendienst (Cardinals) and Diick Williams (Red Sox) about any brush back pitches.  The incident followed a low, inside pitch by Cardinals hurler Nelson Briles which hit Carl Yastremski in the leg. photo by Gene Pospeshil Post-Dispatch
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Nov. 1971 - Cardinals manager Red Schoendienst takes a spin on his son's motorcycle after signing for his eighth season as pilot of the Redbirds.  UPI photo
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March 1986 - Cardinals coach Red Schoendienst drapes a towel over his baseball cap to escape the hot sun Friday in St. Petersburg, where the Cardinals and Phillies split two games.photo by AP
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October 14, 1982 -Cardinals' coach Red Schoendienst keeps both eyes on the ball as he hits one to the outfield during the workout at County Stadium in Milwaukee. UPI photo
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March 1970- Red Schoendienst is flanked by Barney Schultz, the Redbirds' minor league pitching coach who starred in the 1964 pennant race, and Ken Boyer, a former star third baseman who will manage the Cardinals' Arkansas farm club this year.  Post-Dispatch file photo
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April 18, 1975- Surveying the wreckage of an afternoon meeting with the New York Mets, Cardinals manager Red Schoendienst watches as the Mets score 14 runs on 13 hits and five Cardinal errors.photo by Fred Sweets Post-Dispatch
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May 20, 1972- Cardinals manager Red Schoendienst registers his displeasure with a call, claiming that Fanzone had interfered with Sizemore. Red kicked dirt on plate umpire Ed Sudol and then was ejected by  Sudol.  Photo by Larry Williams Post-Dispatch
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