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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Red Schoendienst, St. Louis Cardinals Star and Oldest Hall of Famer, Dies at 95

The epitome of the baseball lifer, Schoendienst became a revered figure in St. Louis. He first donned a Cardinals uniform at a tryout camp in 1942 — a red-haired, freckle-faced teenager from the Midwest who was later likened in the press to a latter-day Huckleberry Finn. While in his 90s, he was listed as a special assistant to the general manager.

Playing second base, his position for nearly his entire playing career, Schoendienst teamed with shortstop Marty Marion in a superb double-play combination, most notably on the 1946 Cardinals team that defeated the Boston Red Sox in a seven-game World Series. Bobby Doerr, Boston’s second baseman in that Series, had been the oldest surviving Hall of Famer, ahead of Schoendienst, when he died at 99 in November 2017.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 07, 2018 at 03:51 AM | 103 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. PreservedFish Posted: June 09, 2018 at 12:14 PM (#5688882)
Instead, you want to relitigate the zip code argument.


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   102. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 09, 2018 at 12:40 PM (#5688898)
(smile)
   103. SoSH U at work Posted: June 09, 2018 at 01:23 PM (#5688909)
ahem


I considered the possibility.
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