"When we traded for Red, that solidified our infield. He knew talent and would position different fielders accordingly. He was like a manager on the field."~ Andy Pafko
"Leadership is hard to define. Without him [Schoendienst] we had a real deficiency at second base. If Red had stayed healthy, I really believe we would have run away from the pack in 1959. He made that much of a difference."~ Eddie Mathews, speaking about Red after the future Hall of Famer missed all but five games in 1959 due to tuberculosis.