On February 2, 1923, future Hall of Fame infielder Red Schoendienst is born in Germantown, Illinois.

One of the most popular figures in St. Louis baseball history, Red Schoendienst was in a Cardinals’ uniform in seven decades, starting during World War II. As a player, he was a gritty second baseman with a strong arm and a good bat. He overcame great adversity when he rebounded from tuberculosis in 1960, after the illness forced him to miss all but five games the previous season. As a manager, Schoendienst led the Redbirds to two World Series and one World Series title, skippering the team in four different decades. His 14th-inning home run won the 1950 All-Star Game for the National League. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1989.

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