Saturday, December 26, 2015

Card of the Day: 12/4/15

2001 Bowman Heritage 1948 Reprints #11 Red Schoendienst

I managed Dal Maxville, and he's now our general manager. I managed Bob Gibson. He's a broadcaster. Tim McCarver. Bill White. Nellie Briles. He used to be a broadcaster. I tried to count them up one time. -Red Schoendienst

          Red has been involved with Major League Baseball for 70 years. It is no question that he has had a great influence on many players. We at Cardinal Sauce thought it would be fun to take a look at the list of Hall of Fame players that Red coached, managed, and played with.

As a Player
1. Stan Musial
2. Enos Slaughter
3. Ducky Medwick
4. Hoyt Wilhelm
5. Willie Mays
6. Warren Spahn
7. Eddie Mathews
8. Hank Aaron
9. Joe Torre (inducted as a manager)
10. Bob Gibson
11. Tim McCarver (inducted as a broadcaster)

As a Manager
12. Lou Brock
13. Bob Uecker (inducted as a broadcaster)
14. Steve Carlton
15. Orlando Cepeda
16. Ozzie Smith

In addition, Red managed a few former teammates: Tim McCarver, Bob Gibson, and Joe Torre.

As a Coach
17. Bruce Sutter
18. Dennis Eckersley
19. John Smoltz

     That's 19 Hall of Famers that Red had an impact on as a manager, coach, and player. In addition, Red coached alongside Hall of Fame managers Whitey Herzog, Tony LaRussa, and Joe Torre. Plus, he had a hand in coaching future first-ballot Hall of Famers Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina. Thank you, Red, for your service to the great game of baseball and, especially, the St. Louis Cardinals.

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