Saturday, February 2, 2013

Custom 1961 Topps Red Schoendienst

Happy 90th Birthday to Cardinals, Giants, and Braves great Red Schoendienst.

"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. 

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