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 Post subject: RIP Red Schoendienst
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:18 am 
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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.


https://www.mlb.com/news/hall-of-famer- ... -280117310

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Red Schoendienst
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:57 pm 
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RIP Red.

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

Tommy Lasorda

The oldest living Hall of Fame player is Whitey Ford.

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Vandal wrote:
RIP Red.

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

Tommy Lasorda

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

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Estonut wrote:
Vandal wrote:
RIP Red.

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

Tommy Lasorda

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



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

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

Tommy Lasorda

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



True, but...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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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:17 am 
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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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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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