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• Red Schoendienst, who played for the the St. Louis Cardinals and then later served as a coach and manager for the team during a baseball career that lasted for more than seven decades, has passed away at age 95.

Until his passing, Schoendienst was the oldest living member of the Hall of Fame.

Stan Musial, the ballplayer perhaps most identified with the Cardinals, once described Schoendienst as having “the greatest pair of hands I’ve ever seen.” And Red Smith, one of the greatest sportswriters in history, wrote about him in the New York Times this way:

“To Red Schoendienst, baseball was pure joy. He loved every minute of it, even those hit-and-run barnstorming tours that teams used to make on a two-week trip home from spring training.”
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