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Red Schoendienst in 2017 - 1967 St.Louis Cardinals Reunion team (cropped)
Schoendienst in May 2017

Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst (/ˈʃndnst/; February 2, 1923 – June 6, 2018) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) coach, and former player and manager.

Early life

Schoendienst was born in Germantown, Illinois. As a teenager, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Career

Schoendienst was an outstanding second baseman, he played for 19 years with the St. Louis Cardinals (1945–56, 1961–63), New York Giants (1956–57), and Milwaukee Braves (1957–60), 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.

Schoendienst remained with the Cardinals as a special assistant coach and he wore a Major League uniform as a player, coach, or manager for 73 consecutive seasons until his death in 2018.

Death

On June 6, 2018, Schoendienst died in Town and Country, Missouri at the age of 95.


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