Albert Fred “Red” Schoendienst died on June 6 after a long career as a player, manager, coach and special assistant in Major League Baseball. He was 95 years old.
Schoendienst was one of five brother to play professional baseball, but the only one to reach the majors. Here’s a rundown of the brothers’ careers:
Elmer played in the Cardinals and White Sox organizations from 1946 to 1949, never playing above Class A.
Joseph played in the Giants and Cardinals organizations from 1945 to 1948, never playing above Class D.
Julius played in the Browns and Cardinals organizations from 1940 to 1947, reaching the Triple-A level with the Cardinals in 1947.
Paul, the oldest brother, played in the White Sox and Dodgers organizations from 1941 to 1948. He briefly played for the Montreal Royals in 1946, the same year Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball.
Red’s son, Kevin, played in the Chicago Cubs organization in 1980-1981, after being drafted in the 7th round of the January draft.
Red made his major-league debut in 1945 and played until 1963. He was a ten-time All-Star (nine times with the St. Louis Cardinals) and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. He managed the St. Louis Cardinals in 14 seasons, which included two National League pennants in 1967 and 1968, with a World Series championship in 1967.
For more information about Red Schoendienst’s career, follow the link below from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: