21. Red Schoendienst

21. Red Schoendienst
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 2, 1923 in Germantown, IL USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 17, 1945
  • Final Game: July 07, 1963
  • TSN All-Star - 1953
  • TSN All-Star - 1957
 
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A nine time All Star as a St. Louis Cardinal, Red Schoendienst was one of the most consistent players in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.  While it might be argued that he was not an upper echelon player he was certainly at the level below and was so for a long time.  He would collect 170 Hits six times with an impressive 1,980 total for St. Louis with a .289 Batting Average.  Defensively speaking he was one of the most versatile and dependable of his day.  He would finish in the top ten in Defensive bWAR eight times as a Cardinal and he was the leader at his position in Range Factor per Game and Fielding Percentage five times.

Later in his career he would help the Milwaukee Braves win the 1957 World Series and he would finish third in MVP voting that year.

The Veteran’s Committee would select Schoendienst for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base, Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent before the 1942 Season.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Giants with Jackie Brandt, Dick Littlefield, Bill Sami & Players to be Named Later for Al Dark, Ray Katt, Don Liddle, Whitey Lockman and Cash (which would be Bob Stephenson and Gordon Jones) 6/14/56.
  • Games Played: 1795
  • Notable Statistics: 1,025 Runs
    1,980 Hits
    352 Doubles
    65 Triples
    65 Home Runs
    651 RBI
    80 Stolen Bases
    Slash Line .289/.338/.388
    33.1 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series (1946)

    All Star (1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 & 1955)

    Most At Bats (1947 & 1950)

    Most Plate Appearances (1947)

    Most Doubles (1950)

    Most Stolen Bases (1945)

    Most Sacrifice Hits (1950)

    Most Putouts by a Second Baseman (1949, 1952 & 1953)

    Most Assists by a Second Baseman (1949, 1953 & 1954)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a Second Baseman (1953 & 1954)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Second Baseman (1954 & 1955)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1949, 1951, 1952, 1953 & 1954)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman (1946, 1949, 1953, 1955 & 1956*)

    *Traded to the New York Giants midway through the season.
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