- 2B, OF, SS, 3B, CF
- March 2, 1923
- 170 lbs
- Major League Debut:
- 4-17-1945 with SLN
- Hall of Fame:
Teams Red Schoendienst Managed
St. Louis Cardinals (1965-1990)
Where does Red Schoendienst rank among baseball greats?
Red Schoendienst ranks among the Top 50 all-time at 2B. Rankings
Red Schoendienst All Time Teammates:
Red Schoendienst Teammates
Best Season: 1953
Schoendienst was in his ninth year with the Cardinals, and he finished second in the NL batting race, hitting .342 to Carl Furillo's .344. He scored 107 runs, collected 193 hits, 35 doubles, five triples and 60 walks. He drove in 79 runs from the #2 spot in the order and set a career-high with 15 home runs. He was elected to the All-Star team for the seventh time.
Where He Played
Led NL second basemen in fielding seven times, and in 1956 his .9934 fielding average set a record. In 1950, Schoendienst went 57 straight games without an error, and 323 chances - a record.
Albert Fred Schoendienst was born on February 2, 1923, in Germantown, IL.
Major League Debut
Ryne Sandberg finally broke Schoendienst's 30-year old fielding record, in 1986.
1946 World Series
1957 World Series
1958 World Series
- July 8, 1951: Switch HR same game...
Was third in 1957 NL MVP voting, behind Hank Aaron and Stan Musial... Schoendienst was a .303 batter as a pinch-hitter over his career. His lifetime batting average was .289.
28 games (1954)
23 games (1957)
Chuck Cottier, Julian Javier
Best Strength as a Player
Range at second base, and he was also excellent at the hit-and-run. He was a prototypical #2 hitter.
Largest Weakness as a Player
He had very little home run power, though for some reason he belted 15 longballs in 1953, which was more than twice as many as he had hit before that. It was his finest offensive season.
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