Albert "Red" Schoendienst - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 07.229 W 093° 12.996
15S E 480758 N 4108260
Quick Description: Bust of profession baseball coach and former player and manager on the grounds of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2011 7:58:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMD74D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
Life-sized bronze bust of "Red" Schoendienst wearing a Cardinal's uniform with the number 2. The bust is mounted on a stone and concrete pedestal with an informational plaque.

From Wikipedia:

"Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst (born February 2, 1923) is an American Major League Baseball coach, former player and manager, and 10-time All-star. After a 19-year playing career with the St. Louis Cardinals (1945–56, 1961–63), New York Giants (1956–57) and Milwaukee Braves (1957–60), Schoendienst managed the Cardinals from 1965 through 1976, the second-longest managerial tenure in the team's history (behind Tony La Russa's). Under his direction St. Louis won the 1967 and 1968 National League pennants and the 1967 World Series, and Schoendienst was named National League Manager of the Year in both '67 and '68. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 by the Veterans Committee. Schoendienst remains with the Cardinals as Special Assistant Coach; as of 2011 he has worn a Major League uniform as a player, coach or manager for 66 consecutive seasons"

From plaque:

Albert "Red" Schoendienst

Born In Germantown, IL In 1923 To
Joseph And Mary Schoendienst
Married Mary Eileen O'Reilly In 1947
Father To Colleen, Cathleen, Eileen, Kevin

Played For The St. Louis Cardinals (1945-56, 1961-63),
New York Giants (1956-57), And Milwaukee Braves (1957-1960)

Switch Hitting Second Baseman For The 1946 World Series Champion
St. Louis Cardinals

10-Time Major League Baseball All-Star Selection
14th Inning Homer Won The 1950 All-Star Game For N.L.

Led The National League In Hits (200) In 1957, Led The N.L In
Fielding For 18 Seasons, Hit .300 Or Better Seven Seasons

Helped The 1957 Braves Win The World Series Championship Over The
New York Yankees And The 1958 National League Pennant

Appeared In 10 World Series AS A Player, Manager, Or Coach

Posted .289 Batting Average, 84 Home Runs, 773 RBI, 2,449 Hits, And A
.983 Fielding Average During His Major League Baseball Care

Served The Longest Managerial Tenure In St. Louis Cardinal
History From 1965-1976.[Since surpassed]

Guided St. Louis As Manger To The 1967 And 1968 National
League Pennants And The 1967 World Series Championship

Coached For The St. Louis Cardinals (1964, 1979-1989) and
Oakland Athletics (1977 - 1978)

Entering His 60th Consecutive Season In Major-League Uniform [now 66 years]

Inducted Into The Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame - 1987
Inducted Into The National Base Ball Hall Of Fame - 1989
Inducted Into The St. Louis Walk Of Fame - 1998

Recognized As A
Missouri Sports Legend
May 2005

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