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, and in 2014, was part of the inaugural Cardinals Hall of Fame. The Cardinals also retired his number 2, an honor bestowed in 1996.
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