Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Albert Fred Schoendienst
New York, N.L., 1956-57
Milwaukee, N.L., 1957-60
Roommate Stan Musial credited him with the "Greatest pair of hands I've ever seen." Sleek, far-ranging second baseman for 18 seasons. Led N.L. in fielding and hit .300 or better seven times. When elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1989, had worn major league uniform 45 consecutive seasons as player, coach and manager, piloting Redbirds to World Series in 1967 and 1968. 14th inning homer won 1950 All-Star Game for N.L.
Unveiled April 11, 1999
This statue shows one of baseball's best-fielding second basemen turning a double play in the mid 1940's. Red served as a Major League player, coach and manager from 1945-95 and as a special assistant to the general manager. Red managed the Cardinals for 12 years—a Cardinal Club records. He hit .300 seven times in his career and accumulated 2,449 hits. He was a lifetime .289 hitter, and was chosen to ten All-Star teams. He was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1989.
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Location. 38° 37.426′ N, 90° 11.632′ W. Marker is in Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of South 8th Street and Clark Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Clark Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louis Clark Brock (here, next to this marker); Stanley Frank Musial (here, next to this marker); Enos Bradsher Slaughter (here, next to this marker); Osborne "Ozzie" Smith (here, next to this marker); Robert Gibson (a few steps from this marker); Jay Hanna (Dizzy) Dean (a few steps from this marker); James Thomas Bell (a few steps from this marker); George Harold Sisler (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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