Cooperstown Chronicles – Red Schoendienst

Jun 18, 2008

 
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I decided to profile Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, who was enshrined by the Veteran’s Committee in 1989.

 

The Numbers
Played 1945 – 1963 (19 Years)
2216 Games
8479 At Bats
.289 Batting Average
1223 Runs
2449 Hits
427 Doubles
78 Triples
84 HRs
773 RBI
606 Walks
89 SBs

Five .300 Seasons
Two 100 Run Seasons
One 200 Hit Season

World Series:  2 Rings, 19 Games, 21 of 78 (.269), 8 Runs, 5 Doubles, 1 Triple, 3 RBI, 2 Walks

Managerial Record:
1999 Games
1041 Wins – 955 Losses
.522 Winning %
2 National League Pennants
1 World Series Title

Awards

10 All-Star Game Appearances
MVP Votes in six seasons

Top Ten Finishes

Batting Average - 5 Times
On-base % – Once
Games - 5 Times
At Bats – 7 Times (Led league in 1947 & 1950)
Runs – 5 Times
Hits – 7 Times (Led league in 1957)
Doubles - 6 Times (Led league in 1950)
Triples – 6 Times
Total Bases – Twice
Extra-base Hits – Twice
Stolen Bases – Three Times (Led league in 1945)
Hit by Pitch – Once

Hall of Fame Yardsticks:
Black Ink: Batting – 9 (243) (Average HOFer ≈ 27)
Gray Ink: Batting – 92 (252) (Average HOFer ≈ 144)
HOF Standards: Batting – 29.9 (273) (Average HOFer ≈ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting – 109.5 (131) (Likely HOFer > 100) 

Red racked up nearly 2500 Hits at a .289 clip while making ten All-Star Game appearances.  Defensively he was one of the best ever,  leading the league in fielding percentage seven times.  He set the fielding mark for a single-season at .9934, which stood for three decades until it was eventually broke by Ryne Sandberg.  His numbers don’t knock you over, but when you factor in his defensive prowess, I can see why he belongs.  If there was a shadow of a doubt in anyone’s mind, his Managerial record should erase that.  He won over 1000 Games and a World Series title to go along with the two he earned as a player.  Baseball courses through his veins and it’s only fitting that he is among the greats in Cooperstown.
 
References
Baseball-reference.com
The Ballplayers


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Jim Bunning *
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Whitey Herzog (Manager)
Gil Hodges
Ralph Houk (Manager)
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Tommy John
Jim Kaat
Tom Kelly (Manager)
Jerry Koosman
Barry Larkin

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