Fans celebrate Red Schoendienst Live
The St. Louis Cardinals and fans are sharing messages to Red Schoendienst today. Using the hashtag #LoveRed2, fans are sharing videos and pictures detailing why they love Red.
Schoendienst's MLB career began more than 70 years ago, and he still assists the team in many ways. As Rick Hummel pointed out in a review of his career: "For most of the 25 years since [managing the team], Schoendienst has been listed as a special assistant to the general manager. His duties there basically consist of offering opinions when asked, and sometimes they are short ones, such as one he delivered to a reporter prattling on one day about what he thought was a young prospect. Schoendienst listened for a while and then said three words — “He can’t play” — and the conversation was over."
Got this from my pops back in the day after he played a round of golf with #LoveRed2 http://t.co/m46EsZqoDF
.@Cardinals #LoveRed2 - Gift from Cards' equipment mgr. Buddy Bates when I was a kid. 1969 Cards' WS ball. http://t.co/VENlr8QuYy
The best fungo hitter of all time, thanks for all the ground balls, made me a better #MLB player #LoveRed2 http://t.co/QIXs4mnhgw
Such an honor to be around this #Legend my 11 years with the @Cardinals Thanks for all you stand for #LoveRed2 http://t.co/vxpAItnZ9E
To be lucky enough to be Stan Musial's substitute, you had to be really really good #LoveRed2. Once a Cardinal, Always a Cardinal.
My Grandpa told me about playing ball with him when he was young, & what a great guy he was then. So, in our family, we #LoveRed2! #STLCards
Looking back you will never find a negative word said by or written about Red Schoendienst. Honoring 70 years in baseball. #LoveRed2
I love red because he dedicated his retirement to help the next generation of the st.louis Cardinals for many of years #LoveRed2
No one starting work today in any walk of life will b w/same company 70 yrs from now. #LoveRed2 2nd only to Dad as best from Germantown IL
There have been 12 different US Presidents in office since #Red put on a baseball uniform. WOW...#LoveRed2
And many, many more:
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Thanks for the memories Mr.Schoendienst! One of @MLB & @Cardinals finest! #LoveRed2 http://t.co/MW9aFfNzkT
From all of us at Bi-State Development and Metro transit, congratulations Red for 70 years in uniform! #LoveRed2 http://t.co/ejZP1ftift
Just be careful how you spell Red's last name:
-- Compiled by Beth O'Malley, @PDBeth, firstname.lastname@example.org