Schoendienst Goes Nuts

Podcast Highlights

Date of Event: June 6, 1948

On this day in 1948, the Phillies came to Busch Stadium in St. Louis with a four game winning streak. The Cardinals were a game behind the Giants at the time, and the Phillies were only a game and a half behind St. Louis. The Pirates and Braves were packed right in with them. All five teams were within three games of the top. That’s when the redhead went to bat for the Redbirds.

Featured Players

Red Schoendienst

Career: 1945-1963
Position: Second Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height/Weight: 6’0, 170lb
Born: February 2, 1923 in Germantown, IL
Debut: April 17, 1945 (age 22) for St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

Career Highlights & Awards

WAR AB R H BA HR RBI SB OBP SLG
42.3 8479 1223 2449 .289 84 773 89 .337 .387
  • Hall of Fame (Inducted 1989)
  • 5× World Series champion (1946, 1957, 1964, 1967, 1982)
  • NL stolen base leader (1945)
  • St. Louis Cardinals No.2 retired
  • St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame
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About the Author:

Larry Dierker was born September 22, 1946, in Hollywood California. Larry is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, manager, broadcaster, and he is also an accomplished American novelist, blogger, essayist, playwright, motivational speaker, and digital entrepreneur.

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