81° Good Evening
81° Good Evening

Red Schoendienst dies at 95, was oldest living Hall of Famer

Then-Cardinals special assistant to the GM Red Schoendienst

Then-Cardinals special assistant to the GM Red Schoendienst sits in the dugout at Roger Dean Stadium during a spring training game against the Nationals in Jupiter, Florida, on March 5, 2008. Photo Credit: AP / James A. Finley

ST. LOUIS — Red Schoendienst, the Hall of Fame second baseman who managed the St. Louis Cardinals to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s, died Wednesday. He was 95.

The Cardinals announced Schoendienst’s death before the top of the third inning during their game against the Miami Marlins. A photo was shown on the video board with “1923-2018” written along the bottom. Fans gave him a standing ovation and players stood and applauded.

“Red Schoendienst has passed away today surrounded by his family,” Schoendienst’s family said in a statement. “He had a life full of happiness for 95 years. He inspired all that knew him to always do their best. Red was a great ball player, but his legacy is that of a great gentleman who had respect for all. He loved his family, friends, teammates, the community and his country. He will be greatly missed.”


We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

New York Sports