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Red Schoendienst - 1923-2018

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"When Red got to the Pearly Gates, St Peter said, 'Welcome, honored guest...there's a Polish guy from western Pennsylvania who can't wait to see you again'."

Jim Vespe - Lyndora, PA


"I may not have been born and raised in St. Louis, but I grew up a Cardinal Fan. My sisters would tell stories about Mr. and Mrs. Schoendienst from when my family lived in Joan of Arc Parish. Our thoughts are with his family. Rest in Peace, Mr. Schoendienst. May your memories and the lessons you taught live on. #LoveRed2"

Mary Sullivan - Pittsburgh, PA


"I'm a lifelong Cardinal fan (84), and my parents allowed myself and a few friends to take the bus to St. Louis to watch the Cardinals at Sportsman's Park! We stood in parking lot outside the stadium and had Red and Stan sign programs, which they did. Red and Stan are now in Heaven! I watched funeral Mass, and am praying for his family! A wonderful man!!"

Joseph DeMichael - Stonington, IL


"Growing up in St. Louis in the sixties, listening to ball games , there were two things that seemed to be a constant , The Cardinals and Red Schoendiest . They were part of the fabric of growing up in St. Louis. My condolences to the family. RIP Mr. Schoendiest."

Tom Hemby - Spanish Lake, MO


"Rest In Peace Mr Baseball"

Jerry Murry - Lovington, IL


"I was fortunate enough to meet Red at Mike Shannon's restaraunt back in the 90's. I noticed him sitting a couple tables away. I told the out of town customer I was entertaining and she wanted to meet him. I try to respect the privacy of celebrities in public but this was for a Cardinal lover of many years. I walked over and introduced myself. He was extremely nice about it and even signed an autograph for Kathy. He was as good a person as advertised."

Dave Lee - Arnold, MO


"Thank you for the many years. RIP"

James Fair - St. Louis, MO


"My wife went to Lindbergh high school with two of his daughters and my memory is him being the coach of the Tulsa Cardinals back in the day. Always a gentleman on TV when interviewed. May God pour his comfort and peace on the family."

Wayne Meyer - Weldon Spring, MO


"He was the 1st Manger my husband & I followed faithfully when we moved to Florissant in 1972 and followed his history until his death! We send our prayers and deepest sympathies to his family!!! And we know he is in heaven playing with all the players & managers!! He will be missed!!!"

Michele Van Horn - Florissant, MO


"My dad had the privilege of playing golf with Red and having breakfast with him a couple of times. A great man with a huge heart. A true cardinals legend!!!"

Melissa Schopp - St. Louis, MO


"Growing up in St. Louis meant loving baseball! Attending St. Raphael's Church meant seeing Stan and Red at Mass on Sunday. One Sunday someone came in and knelt by me. I looked over and it was Red! It was hard concentrating on Mass. He nodded and smiled. It made my day! It has become a nice memory for me. God bless Red and his family!"

Dianne Merritt - Greenville, IL


"Our thoughts and prayers to the Schoendiest family. Mr. Schoendist was a one of a kind ball player to the end. He will be known as one of the most caring ball players of all time. Not many people can say they not only donated their life to baseball but also to teaching young men all he knew about the game. The most respected man in baseball. Rest In Peace humble Red!! One of a kind!!!"

Linda Daesch - Belleville, IL


"Bless you Red Schoendienst. A good player, coach and manager. Most of all, a good man. Rest in peace. I know you will."

Jan Borage - St. Louis, MO


"Red was not only a former teammate, but a long time friend, who was always sooo happy to see us as we were to see him. Mary & Red were so kind to us in 1955 and every time we ever saw them after Bill's trade to the Pirates in 1956! Red was always so thoughtful and always a true gentleman---We were so privileged to have been able to call him "friend"! Blessings to all of the Family----May you always remember how very much Your Dad, Grandfather, was loved by all who knew him! My first words after hearing of his passing were: 'Now he is with his sweet Mary again!'"

Bill & Shirley Virdon - Springfield, MO


"We send our love to all of the family and we love our memories with Red. Roland and Red had their last duck hunt together January 4, 2018. It was 6 degrees above 0. They soon went to the club house for a little scotch and talks (which was often in their 45 years of hunting together). They both loved any game or biscuits and gravy Arlene would cook for them. Oh the memories are so wonderful! Rest In Peace dear dear friend, we already miss you!"

Roland & Arlene - St. Paul, MO


"I Still Remember, I was a little second grade girl at St. Sebastian Catholic School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My classmate's father gave our whole class a special treat. A day at a Milwaukee Braves baseball game. That simple treat made by Red Schoendienst lives in my memory since the 1950s"

Deborah Ries - Casco, WI


"Red was "Mr. Cardinal" ... an inspiration and idol for so many Cardinal fans, young and old. Won't be the same without him, but what a legacy to live up to in years to come! Thank you to the Schoendienst family for sharing Red with all of us!!!"

Jacob Newkirk - Maceo, KY


"Thank you for sharing your wonderful father with us for so many years. He will be missed. You are all in our thoughts & prayers."

Pam Winscher - St. Peters, MO


"Thank you Mr. Schoendienst for everything you did for the Cardinals and MLB... RIP Sir."

Dave Smith - Loogootee, IN


"Today cardinal nation lost a great person. But heaven gained a great man. RIP Red Schoendienst."

Mark Davis - Louisville, KY


"I never met Red, but grew up with Red managing the Cardinals in the '60's. My wife and I know Mike Shannon and his wife Lori, and the love they have for Red personally is what all of the rest of us feel, knowing him just as fans for all these years. We wish the Schoendienst family all our best in this difficult time. All Cardinal nation will miss and remember Red."

Kevin Blickhan - Quincy, IL


"My grandparents first saw Red play back in 1952 against the Brooklyn Dodgers. They listened to his exploits as a player and manager on the radio. I remember seeing Red on the field for so many events and treasured hearing his memories through videos online. All of Cardinals Nation will miss Red Schoendienst, but his legacy will live on."

Henry Atkinson - Rolla, MO

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