Barlick, Schoendienst overwhelmed by 1989 election to Hall
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After his playing career, Schoendienst managed the Cardinals for 12 full seasons and parts of two others, winning two National League pennants and the 1967 World Series. He remained active as a coach for years following his managerial career.
“Red had an outstanding career,” said Hall of Famer and former teammate Stan Musial, “and the greatest pair of hands I’ve ever seen in baseball.”
Barlick served as a National League umpire for 28 years in a career that ran from the 1940s to the 1970s. Assigned to seven All-Star Games and seven World Series, Barlick owned a booming voice that stuck with players and managers alike.
“He really took charge out there,” Musial said. “When he called a strike on you, you knew it.”
But Barlick couldn’t believe it when he received the call of a lifetime from Cooperstown.