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Name:  Albert (Red) Fred Schoendienst  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Germantown, Illinois

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Biographical and Professional Information

Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst is an American former player, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. A second baseman and switch-hitter, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1945-56, 1961-63), New York Giants (1956-57) and Milwaukee Braves (1957-60). After retiring, Schoendienst in 1965 began the longest managerial tenure in Cardinals history, skippering the team from 1965 through 1976. He is today, at age 87, the Special Assistant to the General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Titles At Your Library

Red a Baseball Life
ISBN: 1571672001

Sports Publishing LLC. 1998

In Red: A Baseball Life, Red Schoendienst details all of the events that have shaped his life, on and off the field, as he moved from the playing field to the manager's office to his current position as a special assistant to the general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. Schoendienst played, coached, and managed in nine World Series. In 1989, he was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.


Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, 1987.

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