Albert Fred Schoendienst
Born: February 2, 1923, Germantown, Illinois
St. Louis Cardinals (1945-1956, 1961-1963), New York Giants (1956-1957), Milwaukee Braves (1957-1960)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1989
This Day in Baseball History
On June 19, 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court rules against former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood, who had sued Major League Baseball over the reserve clause after being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. The ruling upholds baseball’s antitrust exemption, which was originally granted in 1922.