RIP Red Schoendienst

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RIP Red Schoendienst

#1 Post by T_Bone0806 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:18 am

Oldest living Baseball Hall of Famer who, as a player, coach, and manager for the St. Louis Cardinals, wore that team's uniform longer than anyone else in franchise history.


95 years old.


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Re: RIP Red Schoendienst

#2 Post by Vandal » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:57 pm

RIP Red.

So who is now the oldest living Hall of Fame member?

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Tommy Lasorda


The oldest living Hall of Fame player is
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Whitey Ford
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Re: RIP Red Schoendienst

#3 Post by Estonut » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:05 pm

Vandal wrote:RIP Red.

So who is now the oldest living Hall of Fame member?

Spoiler
Tommy Lasorda


The oldest living Hall of Fame player is
Spoiler
Whitey Ford
.
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Tommy played for 3 seasons. :)
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Re: RIP Red Schoendienst

#4 Post by Vandal » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:01 am

Estonut wrote:
Vandal wrote:RIP Red.

So who is now the oldest living Hall of Fame member?

Spoiler
Tommy Lasorda


The oldest living Hall of Fame player is
Spoiler
Whitey Ford
.
Spoiler
Tommy played for 3 seasons. :)

True, but...
Spoiler
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Re: RIP Red Schoendienst

#5 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:12 am

Vandal wrote:
Estonut wrote:
Vandal wrote:RIP Red.

So who is now the oldest living Hall of Fame member?

Spoiler
Tommy Lasorda


The oldest living Hall of Fame player is
Spoiler
Whitey Ford
.
Spoiler
Tommy played for 3 seasons. :)

True, but...
Spoiler
Image

Red's playing career made him a pretty sketchy Hall of Fame selection by today's standards. I'm pretty sure his managerial and coaching career was part of the consideration when the Veterans Committee elected him... though I guess one can only be elected as either/or, not both.

Those who don't follow the Cardinals are probably not aware he is/was the second most beloved franchise icon after Stan the Man despite not even being one of the team's ten greatest players...

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Re: RIP Red Schoendienst

#6 Post by rayxtwo » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:17 am

He used to go out and hit fungos to the outfielders during batting practice. I know he did this well into his 70's maybe 80's. We used to sit in the front row of the bleachers in right field. One game, I decided to bring my glove because I knew I was going to catch a ball. Batting practice was almost over when I heard "CRACK". I look up and a ball is headed right for me. I reach down, pick up my glove and make a basket catch. If a ball bounced into the stands I always gave it to a little kid. I kept that one.

Bye Red.

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Re: RIP Red Schoendienst

#7 Post by Vandal » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:29 am

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Re: RIP Red Schoendienst

#8 Post by mellytu74 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:26 pm

Got a chance to talk with him briefly during my sportswriting career. We talked about a bunch of other stuff besides baseball.


A Career Highlight. He called me Mary Eileen instead of Mary Ellen at the end - his wife's name was Mary Eileen - and apologized profusely. It was sweet.

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