He returned to the Braves’ active roster sooner than expected, on Sept. 1, 1959, and was used as a defensive replacement and pinch-hitter in the last month of the season.

4,509+ items sold. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. After laying the wreath, the family had a procession to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, where the funeral began at 10 a.m. The doctors told me the only thing they didn’t want me doing was running.”. This is the home version (white backing). Schoendienst was back in uniform for the first game but didn’t play. Tests revealed Schoendienst had tuberculosis. “I started playing catch with some of the kids in the neighborhood and also my father-in-law.

Schoendienst discreetly went with his brother Joe to local parks and began hitting baseballs again. It is high quality (% embroidery) and comes complete with an iron-on backing. Giving me that contract allowed me to concentrate entirely on getting well.”. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny enters the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis to attend funeral services for baseball Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, Friday, June 15, 2018. The Sporting News concluded, “The disclosure made it all but certain Schoendienst would be lost to the Braves for the entire 1959 season.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You can buy them separately, or if you want all three you can buy them all together in one listing for a discounted rate. About an hour before the funeral was scheduled to begin, family members gathered at the beloved Cardinals' statue outside Busch Stadium to place a wreath. Bill DeWitt, Jr., Mike Shannon and Schoendienst's daughter, Colleen, were among those who gave words of remembrance at the funeral. ( Log Out /  On March 24, 1959, Schoendienst was sent home, four months after he had entered the sanitarium.
Schoendienst started at second base in all seven games of the 1958 World Series, batted .300, produced nine hits, including three doubles and a triple, and made one error in 63 innings, but he felt terrible. Dr. Ray Martin of St. Louis said Schoendienst would be confined to Mount St. Rose Sanitarium in St. Louis “for four to six months,” The Sporting News reported. Thank you for sharing your personal experience.

See More. When he was 16, he was struck in the left eye by a staple while building a fence. Schoendienst was the Opening Day second baseman for the 1960 Braves, but eventually was benched by manager Chuck Dressen. People who attended the funeral service for Albert "Red" Schoendienst in St. Louis on Friday, June 15, 2018 wore a small number "2" on their lapels. The Cardinals have set up a website for fans to leave their thoughts and memories about Schoendienst. All rights reserved. This listing is for a 2018 St. Louis Cardinals Red Schoendienst memorial jersey patch.

I saw the ball well, but I couldn’t react to it. The funeral for Cardinals legend Red Schoendienst took place Friday morning.

Schoendienst’s condition was made public in November 1958. In lieu of flowers, his family asked for people to contribute to BackStoppers, Catholic Charities of St. Louis, Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments-St. Louis or Great Rivers Habitat Alliance. Change ). The Cardinals favorite died last week. Posted in Games, Hitters | 4 Comments. I pledged to do whatever the doctor said, to become a model patient and listen to him as closely as I ever listened to any manager and coach.”, In February 1959, when doctors recommended surgery to remove part of an infected lung, Schoendienst replied, “Let’s do it.”.

You can order it on Amazon or at the author’s website. Schoendienst had experience overcoming adversity. Former and current Cardinals players were seen at the funeral paying their respects. “The Braves’ owner, Lou Perini, knew I might not play a game in 1959, but he still wanted me to have that salary and I certainly appreciated it,” said Schoendienst.

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