Schoendienst, Red

Albert Fred Schoendienst
Born: February 2, 1923, Germantown, Illinois
Played For: 
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

Credited by his roommate Stan Musial as "having the greatest pair of hands I've ever seen," Albert Red Schoendienst forged a 19-year career as a sleek second baseman with the Cardinals, Giants and Braves, earning 10 All-Star selections. He led the National League in fielding percentage six times and also hit .300 or better on seven occasions. As a manager, he twice piloted the Redbirds to the World Series. As a rookie in 1945, he led the league in stolen bases. He wore a Major League uniform as a player, coach or manager for eight decades.

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HOFers who reached their 90th birthday (pdf)

Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Red Schoendienst hit eight doubles over a three-game span, a Major League record that has stood since 1948?
I don't think anyone ever had more fun playing baseball than I did.